If the current housing market has you feeling a little deflated, here’s something that might reignite a spark of hope. According to Better Homes and Gardens, the high number of newly-listed homes makes spring a peak season for both shoppers and sellers.
On top of that, Zillow lifestyle expert Amanda Pendleton told Real Simple magazine that buying in spring is best in an area of the country that experiences a break in the weather during those months.
The temperate spring weather in Utah makes this the perfect time to search for your dream home and be ready to move in by summer.
And when you’ve got an established home builder by your side, the odds are even better. Here are a few ways this can help ease the stress and frustration of purchasing a home—even in the current market.
Sales counselors make things easier along the way
Buying a home is a lot less stressful when you’ve got someone guiding you through every part of the process. That’s why home builders such as Woodside Homes provide a personal Sales Counselor to walk you through each step.
After you’ve started the initial browsing process online, a Sales Counselor can help you narrow your search to the perfect community, floor plan, and price point for your life. They can also help you determine what you can afford and see you through the lending and purchasing process.
With a Sales Counselor, you’re guaranteed that nothing falls through the cracks and no question goes unanswered.
Help with the qualification process
Finding a new home can be the fun part, but financing it often causes headaches and frustration. That’s why Woodside Homes has preferred lenders to help with the qualification process. Working with a preferred lender has several advantages, including competitive interest rates and closing costs. This can help ensure that your budget isn’t stretched out to the max.
Preferred lenders work closely with builders, so they’re familiar with their paperwork, schedules, deadlines, and procedures. This often translates to a faster, smoother transaction requiring less effort on the buyer’s part.
Managing construction cost increases
You’ve probably heard about the sky-high prices of lumber and its effect on construction costs. (The Deseret News recently reported that costs have tripled for a 2-by-4-inch stud since the pandemic began.)
To combat this, Woodside Homes is working with trade partners to manage cost increases during construction.
No bidding wars
As HousingWire reports that Utah homes are going for up to $75,000 above asking price, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the bidding wars out there. Within hours of a listing going up, sellers get bombarded by dozens of offers.
But with Woodside Homes, you don’t have to worry about any of that. They operate on a “first come, first served” basis with waiting lists to mitigate undue stress. You get a fair shot at snagging your dream home without all the hassle of back and forth bidding wars.
Focus on customer experience
Above all, Woodside Homes is focused on customer experience from start, to finish, and beyond.
“My husband and I built and bought our first home through Woodside. Being a first time home buyer is scary and we had no idea what we were doing. But Woodside walked us through every step with a professional and amazing kindness,” wrote one reviewer on Google. “They take care of everything in a timely professional manner. We plan to build our next home with Woodside Homes.”
Because where you live is an extension of who you are, the Woodside commitment goes beyond designing and building beautiful homes. Everything from carefully selecting land to simplifying the home buying process has been fine-tuned to ensure that your experience with Woodside Homes is Better By Design.
Better By Design is more than just a motto—it’s their promise to you. Life’s best moments take place at home, and they take pride in contributing to those memories for years to come.
Exciting new plans and new communities coming soon
Since 1977, the Woodside Homes name has been synonymous with integrity, excellence, and design innovation. As one of America’s top 30 homebuilders, they are committed to providing the knowledge, experience and processes that encourage their customers to realize their ideal lifestyle.
Now, Woodside Homes has partnered with Sekisui House to create environmentally sound communities for future generations. One thing that hasn’t changed is their commitment to their customers. They stand by their promise that every decision made when designing, building, and delivering your home is thoughtful and smart.
For help finding, designing, or building your new home, contact Woodside Homes today.
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