I hope your New Year is off to a good start. With rising home values and low inventory – Is it a good time to sell your house? Well, my last listing went for $19,000 above asking price and everyone knows that the answer is absolutely!! Here is a bit of insight as to why it is also a good time to purchase a house. I am no mortgage specialist, so if you have detailed questions about the information below, I can point you in the right direction. This is simply food for thought…
Let’s say that today you bought a home for $350,000 at 2.5%. Over the life of a 30-year loan, you would end up paying about $147,000 in interest. This brings the real price of the home to $497,000
Now, let’s say that another family decides to wait until home prices go down to buy – Totally understandable. In a year, they hear home prices are dropping, so they begin looking. In fact, an exact replica of the home you just bought a block over from you is now on the market for $315,000 only a year and a half later. Wow! The interest rates have gone up a bit and are now at 5.5%. Over the life of a 30-year loan, they would end up paying about $328,000 in interest. This brings the real price of the home to $643,000.
Was it worth waiting for home prices to go down? Not unless you have $146,000 to throw out the window. No one knows when rates will rise or home prices will go down, but we all know that rates are currently at historic lows.
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Great read. Financial intelligence is not taught like it should be. It’s learned over time with articles like this.