All signs point to a great year to buy – here’s what you need to know (and do) to make the most of it.
NOW is the time to start your suburban search. Whether you’re looking to move in 2024 or are just starting to consider what comes next, there’s so much momentum in the market that it makes sense to dive in and make the most out of the new year.
“The past two years have been challenging, but 2024 forecasts are giving us hope that this could be the ‘turnaround year,’” says Allison Levine, Suburban Jungle Director of Communications and NYC Strategist. “Going into the holidays, we’re busy preparing clients so they’re best positioned to jump on opportunities as the market turns.”
Our town-first approach takes time. We work with clients to navigate each step of the process. From the initial strategy session to town tours and guidance to select the right community, our clients will be focused and ready for success in their searches this year, she says.
“Every family’s search is unique,” Allison says, “and we’re here to help you find the community that best fits your lifestyle.”
What we’re seeing – why 2024 is a win for buyers
One of the biggest signs 2024 is a buyer’s year? Mortgage rates have declined for the last seven weeks, and analysts expect this trend to continue. We’re also seeing signs of more significant inventory than in previous years.
“We’re constantly in touch with agents in more than 500 New York City suburbs,” says Allison. “They’re forecasting inventory spikes as high as 10-15% in some towns. That’s great for people looking to make a move. More inventory means more chances to find the right house – and, potentially, less competition when you do.”
What to Prepare for in the New Year
Whether you’re ready to actively search or just want to see what’s out there, take the next few weeks to explore towns on your must-see list. This time of year can be a great time to look – many communities host seasonal events, performances, and other experiences, helping you get in the mix with your future neighbors. And above all, don’t be afraid to join in the fun, ask questions, and get a sense of what life could be like post-move.
We also suggest test-driving the town by trying out day-to-day experiences. Wondering what your commute would be like? Take the train… get a feel for if the drive or ride is going to be something you are comfortable with. Curious about the community vibe? Sign up for exercise classes at a local gym… or take the kids to an art class. Are the locals friendly? Did you meet people who you “clicked” with?
How We Can Help
As you’re getting ready for the year ahead, remember we’ve got your back. We’re focused on ensuring our clients are ready to dive in and take full advantage of these positive market shifts.
As we head into the holiday season, we encourage you to get in touch or plan an update call with your Strategist so you begin the new year ready for all that comes next. And if you aren’t planning to buy in 2024? Let’s talk! This process is a marathon, not a sprint. With our comprehensive preparation, personalized approach, and in-depth market insights, we’re here to help clients discover the right communities where they can grow and thrive for years to come.
The journey to finding your perfect suburban home in 2024 starts now – and we can’t wait to help you find yours!
Ready to lay the groundwork for a successful 2024 search? Let’s talk – and the sooner, the better! Schedule a free Suburbs Strategy session now.