Buying a Property in the Spring and Early Summer Makes Sense


When is the best time to buy a recreational property? As with most questions related to real estate, the answer for each buyer is different.

There are tons of advantages to buying in the spring and early summer. Here are five things to consider as you determine the timing for your purchase:

  1. Buying now gives you plenty of time to have your property ready for the fall. No matter what you enjoy doing – hunting, camping, riding an ATV, hiking – fall is simply one of the best times of year to be outside in the woods.
  2. It makes sense to tour properties when the weather’s nice. By making your choice now, you don’t have to worry about snow or freezing temperatures, making it easier to spend an hour or two walking a property. And you want to have sufficient time to walk the property so you can see all of its features.
  3. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the summer, it’s a good time to “recreationally distance.” With kids out of school and limited in-person recreational opportunities available, making memories by camping, hiking and doing other activities in the woods makes more sense than ever.
  4. If you want to make improvements to a property before the fall, you need time to make a plan and execute it. Whether you want to do some selective clearing, plant food plots or put in some trails, owning a property now gives you time to make the property even more appealing to wildlife – and to your family.
  5. If you are thinking of buying a property and doing a hunting lease, you’ll need to buy now so you can have a lease in place by the fall. Many recreational property owners like to earn income from hunting leases, so timing is everything.

So why wait? Contact one of the recreational land sales experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start your property search, so you can have a home base of your own this fall.

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