If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play, interest rates are constantly rising, and a whole slew of things buyers have to face when it comes time to picking the right house. What does that mean for you? Well, that there isn't a better time to buy than now. Let's break down the benefits of purchasing a home now, instead of waiting.
1. INTEREST RATES ARE SOARING
If you haven't been keeping up with the real estate market, you might be missing out on the data around interest rates. They are going up, and they are going up fast. 5% may not seem like a lot, but can be the difference between hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on what you are paying out towards your loan on a monthly basis. Would you want to pay an extra $200 towards interest for your loan each month, or would you prefer to pocket that $200? Well we know the answer to that.
Buying a home now while interest rates are at a low is going to be an advantage, both now, and long term. Take advantage of today's rates and purchase a home that doesn't cost you extra just because of interests.
2. HOME PRICES ARE INCREASING
Have you been hearing about folks complaining in your market about the price of homes going up? Well those prices are going to continue climbing. A home that is $200,000 now, could go up to $400,000 in 10 years because of market conditions. We also are aware that wages are not increasing as steadily as the cost of living. Purchasing a home in today's market can get you a bigger and better deal on a house than if you were to wait a few years. Especially in hot city markets, where prices are virtually guaranteed to sky rocket, making a move now can save you hundreds of thousands.
3. COMPETITION IS GETTING BIGGER
Population growth is a real thing, and with more people, comes more competition for homes. Homes are selling faster, which means a high demand increases home prices. Buying your home now, while the competition isn't as strong as it could be 5 years from now, helps you get a better deal on the home you want now then if you were to wait it out.
The ball is in your court in today's market. There isn't ever a better time to purchase then now. Avoid the competition and the increase in fees and prices, and take advantage of a market that is still in the buyer's favor.
Author:Lisa Handley Team - Admin Phone: 612-390-6520 Dated: March 5th 2018 Views: 149 About Lisa Handley: Service with a smile, from a top producing real estate agent, who loves what I do! I am a member o...
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TEAM LEADER & Sales Manager for TC Specialists is LISA HANDLEY - 612-390-6520. Lisa is a native of McIntosh, Minnesota, moved "south" with her family, to where it is "warmer" and, as an empty-nester, pursued her long-time goal of becoming a top real estate agent. She has been married to husband Chris for 23 years and has a son, Tyler, who is also an Realtor for the Twin Cities Specialists Team (612-516-7760) and a daughter, Erica, who is attending the University of Minnesota and plays for the Gophers volleyball team. Lisa is goal and service oriented and works hard to achieve what she sets her sites on. Lisa has proven her commitment to success through her years of working in Higher Education where she became a Head College Volleyball Coach and Sports Information Director, all by the age of 29. She then earned her Master’s Degree, became an Instructor, Athletic Director and finally Dean of Student Services. Lisa's cherish's her positions on her journey to founding Handley Enterprises, Inc., and the Twin Cities Specialists team. Her coaching, team building, marketing and business experience was the perfect combination leading up to her successful real estate career.
Throughout her journey there was one constant: Lisa is a person who cares about people and will do what it takes to see others achieve their goals. Ultimately, this is what prompted her to start her own team. The Twin Cities Specialists consists of service-oriented agents and other industry professionals that will do and be the best for our clients through the entire buying and selling process. TC Specialists will be there for our clients from the very early stages of planning, home market analysis's, pre-approvals, showings, listing, staging, photography, showings, negotiations, and all the way through the closings. Our mission is to treat our clients the way we would want our own families to be treated, with kindness, respect and service that goes above and beyond.