After witnessing the housing bubble ‘pop’ just a few years ago, many would be buyers may be hesitant to pull the trigger. Today, we want to explain that the greatest risk a buyer can take right now is actually waiting to buy a home.We realize that every purchaser wants to be able to get the best deal. They want a great price and the lowest mortgage interest rate possible because those two items together will determine the monthly cost their family will pay. Let’s look at each one:
Are home prices rising?Just last week, the Case Shiller Pricing Index was released. The index revealed that U.S. home prices increased by 10.2% over the last twelve months. Last month, the Home Price Expectation Survey was released predicting that home values would increase by at least an additional 3.5% for each of the next five years.
If you were waiting for the absolute bottom of the home price declines, you already missed it.