Are you house hunting in Fort Worth this summer? Whether you’re ready to find a master-planned community with a pool for summer fun or you want the kids to have fresh opportunities at a new school, May and June can be a competitive time of year to find a new home since other families with school-aged children are also starting their home search.

To help make your homebuying experience more seamless, Chisholm Trail Ranch has compiled a list of what to know about house hunting in Fort Worth this summer.

New Home Sales Up in DFW

New home sales in DFW went up in the first quarter to 8,068 purchases, which is 2.3 percent ahead of where they were in early 2018. With limited move-in ready inventory on the ground, this could prove to be a competitive time of year for buyers searching for new homes in Fort Worth.

This means buyers house hunting in Fort Worth this summer should plan to contact their Realtor as soon as possible to set up a showing of homes they love and meet with builders to avoid missing out. At Chisholm Trail Ranch, our builder model homes are open daily to help buyers learn more about our community and the new homes ready for immediate move-in.

Know the Neighborhood

In competitive real estate markets like Fort Worth, it’s tempting to make an offer on any available new home that fits your criteria. But if that home isn’t in the right neighborhood for you, it can make it difficult to feel truly at home in your new house!

That’s why finding a community you love before searching for homes is so important. Are master-planned amenities high on your list? Do you want a convenient location near Downtown Fort Worth? Are new schools important? Make a list of your top amenities and compare how certain Fort Worth communities fit these needs.

Lock in Low Mortgage Rate

The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages have both dropped and remained historically low for quite some time. Many experts believe rates are heading toward their best levels of 2019, so it’s a wise time for buyers to lock in rates in time for the summer selling season.

Chisholm Trail Ranch is situated in an ideal southwest Fort Worth location just 15 minutes from downtown. Homeowners love our resort-style pool and amenity center, parks, playground, trails and our new on-site Crowley ISD elementary school opening this fall. With the Shops at Chisholm Trail Ranch underway and other amazing area amenities, Chisholm Trail Ranch is quickly becoming one of Fort Worth’s most sought-after communities.

Want more information to aid you while house hunting in Fort Worth this summer? Contact us today.