While the summer may be coming to an end, things are heating up this fall for many cottage buyers. If you’re getting ready to purchase your cottage after the summer sizzle has faded, you’re not alone. The fall season is a good time to buy – here’s why.
Competition for cottages drops off in the fall, a time some people consider to be off-season in cottage country. But there are still cottages for sale — in some cases, prime inventory that did not sell in the spring and summer or ready-to-move in cottages that were under construction during that time. The fall is an exciting time when new inventory, quick possession cottages and repositioned inventory comes onto the market.
Year Round Considerations
If you’re looking for a cottage that’s going to be a four-season recreational property, you need to see it in a non-summer season. How accessible is your cottage during the cooler months? What amenities are available throughout the year for you to enjoy? Are the roads accessible when it gets damp? Spending some time walking the property in colder weather shows you what you can expect.
When the leaves on the trees change colour and eventually fall, it’s an ideal time to see how exposed a potential property is (when foliage isn’t there to protect it). Look at it from different vantage points like the lake, or your neighbour’s property to see how much privacy you have. Do you need to plant a hedge? Are more trees needed?
During the fall and into the winter months you’ll experience the lake on a different level. You’ll discover what lake and beach amenities are available to you as the weather turns. You may also enjoy more privacy and an opportunity to experience your surroundings with fewer “cottagers” about.
When it comes to cottage living, the fall is the perfect time to enjoy this exceptional lifestyle. There is less “cottager traffic” and fewer bugs. The changing season is a feast for the senses as leaves turn and brilliant sunsets leave a warm glow on the lake – and don’t forget about the beach bonfires that will keep you toasty.
When it comes to the right time to buy a cottage, there are many more good reasons why the fall is a great time to purchase. To find out more, come by for a visit or contact us at CottageClub. We would love to help you buy the cottage home of your dreams!
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