What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

by Hilton Head Real Estate Partners March 16, 2016 0 comments
Buyer Resource, Home Seller Resource, Infographic, Mortgage Rates

The Cost of Waiting for Next Year

Time is money, american concept

As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned only about price but also about the ‘long term cost’ of the home.

Let us explain.

There are many factors that influence the ‘cost’ of a home. Two of the major ones are the home’s appreciation over time, and the interest rate at which a buyer can borrow the funds necessary to purchase their home. The rate at which these two factors can change is often referred to as “The Cost of Waiting”.

What will happen over the next 12 months?

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices are expected to rise by 5.5% by this time next year.

Additionally, Freddie Mac’s most recent Economic Commentary & Projections Table predicts that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will appreciate to 4.5% by this time next year as well.

What Does This Mean to a Buyer?

Here is a simple demonstration of what impact these projected changes would have on the mortgage payment of a home selling for approximately $250,000 today: Slide1-KCM

If you are interested in where the Bluffton / Hilton Head Island real estate market is going? Give Jo Anne or Tony Rizza (843-301-5825) a call to better understand the current market, see the latest available properties, or to list your own home!

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by Hilton Head Real Estate Partners March 16, 2016 0 comments
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