Keeping Your Cool When House Hunting Over the Summer

House hunting in the summer is a popular activity, but it can also be a hot one in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Don't let humid conditions and warm temperatures stand in the way of enjoying this rewarding experience. A few preventative measures can help buyers stay cool no matter how hot it gets.


Suggestions for staying cool when touring houses in the summer include:

  • Dressing for the season. Let comfort guide you in choosing the right apparel. Loose fitting garments, tank tops, shorts, sundresses and similar clothing can all be good choices this time of year. Fashionable is fine, but don't let vanity prevent you from staying comfortable.
  • Staying hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during and after you begin a day of house hunting. When stopping for lunch or snacks, eat foods rich in water like fruits and vegetables. Don't hesitate to pack a small cooler or stop for replenishment when necessary.
  • Taking breaks. There's no need to look for properties marathon-style. Take breaks as needed to keep a clear head and stay focused on each property. Buyers can even stay indoors during the hottest times of the day while saving home tours for evenings and mornings.
  • Wearing appropriate accessories. Bring accessories that can help such as sunglasses and sun hats. Wear breathable footwear that will still allow you to thoroughly check out backyards, attics and rugged areas of properties.

Buyers can have a successful home search, no matter how hot it gets. Summer can be a productive time to find a house in Hampton Roads when you know how to stay cool.

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