Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months.
The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Next Year
The Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac indicates that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have recently hovered just above 3.5%.
This is great news for buyers in the market right now, because low interest rates increase your purchasing power – but don’t wait!
Most experts predict rates will rise over the next 12 months.
An increase in rates will impact your monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if interest rates go up.
3. Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage
There are some renters who haven’t purchased a home yet because they’re uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage.
Everyone should realize that, unless you’re living rent-free with your parents, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or that of your landlord.
As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home you can tap into later in life.
As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.
Are you ready to put your housing costs to work for you?
4. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life
The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears both are on the rise.
But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?
Look at the actual reason you’re buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Now is the time to buy.
Buying a home sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.
Let’s get together to determine if home ownership is the right choice for you and your family this fall.