eXp Realty
Kathleen Militello
The Militello Team


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 Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% 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


Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained around 4% over the last couple months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by at least a half a percentage point this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.


3. Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage 


There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to build equity in your home that 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 cost 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 that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

The Militello Team is here to help you find the home that best suits your needs.  However, you will need to be ready with your financing approval--We can help by referring you to great loan officers in our area with whom we have worked with in the past.
 

So if you do decide to be in the market to purchase a home, put our 40 years of experience to work for you!   We work the area North of Boston, in Essex County, specifically on the North Shore where living is GREAT!!!

THE MILITELLO TEAM
:

Joseph Militello (978) 815-3877
Kathleen Militello (978) 500-1480
Vice-President of J Barrett & Company
REALTOR


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