Shorewest Shares: The Cost of Waiting to Purchase a Home

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Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a move-up buyer, housing experts in two major areas —home prices and mortgage rates — suggest buying now rather than later.

PRICES

According to a recent survey of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists project the average home value appreciation over the next 12 months is 4%.

MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES

In the last Economic & Housing Market OutlookFreddie Mac predicted that 30-year fixed mortgage rates would be 4.8% by July 2015. As of last week, the Freddie Mac rate was 4.14%.

What does this mean to you?

If you are a first-time home buyer currently looking at a home priced at $250,000, this is what it could cost you on a monthly basis if you wait to buy next year:

1 If you are a move-up buyer currently looking at a home priced at $500,000, this is what it could cost you on a monthly basis if you wait to buy next year: 2 Bottom Line With both home prices and interest rates projected to increase, buying now instead of later might make sense.

Talk to a Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation Loan Officer today.

Reposted for our friends at Keeping Current Matters.

 

 

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