I'm a firm believer in a bright future, especially when it comes to real estate.
These days, I find myself grappling with concerns about our housing market. Owning a home should be a possibility for anyone who desires it, shouldn't it? That's the kind of world I envision living in.
Unfortunately, the current reality is a bit challenging. Housing inventory is limited, keeping homeowner prices at persistently high levels. To add to the complexity, interest rates are a bit of a headache. Affordability is taking a hit, making it reasonable for potential buyers to hold off for better circumstances. But what if interest rates drop?
My worry is that if rates decrease, eager buyers will flood back into the market, intensifying competition and driving prices up.
So, what's the smart move? If you've got a steady income, solid credit, a bit of savings, and plan to settle down for at least five years, connect with a lender first, to get prequalified. Check with me, I have great lenders to refer to you! Affordability might seem like an obstacle, prompting you to consider waiting. However, if you can manage to buy now and afford the payments, don't hesitate. Be assertive in your search for a home. (Or if assertiveness isn't your style, let an excellent real estate broker, like me, handle that for you.)
Remember, sellers listing their homes in winter likely have a purpose. Use that to your advantage and secure yourself a great deal. Then, take a breath and wait. If rates do dip, you'll be in a favorable position to act without the chaos of a frantic market. You can even refinance to lower your rate and payments. And if rates don't budge, why delay any longer? Invest in a home at today's rates that fit your budget, and any improvement down the line will be a bonus.
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