As the days of summer continue to dwindle, potential homebuyers may think they missed out on purchasing property before 2016 comes to a close. But that couldn't be further from the truth.

While there's no debating the summer months are definitely the busiest time for real estate markets across the U.S., the fall season has also proven to be quite popular. Here are some tips to keep in mind as the leaves start to fall off the trees.

If you're looking for a home in the fall, you'll face less competition. You may even find there are more homes available because many other buyers believe the fall months are not good to shop around.

When buying a new home, you'll likely need to purchase some updated appliances and supplies. Luckily, fall months are known for deals on home improvement projects. For example, September is the best month to buy paint or carpet.

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