It’s a Seller’s Market – and Here’s Why It’s Also a Great Time to Buy

It’s a Seller’s Market – and Here’s Why It’s Also a Great Time to Buy

Lately, many of the real estate headlines are about how it’s the best time in history to sell your home. While that’s true, here are a few good reasons why it’s also a great time to buy.

Interest Rates Are at All-time Lows

People buy payment; they don’t buy price. They don’t necessarily care how much a house costs, but they care about how much it will cost them per month. You are going to get more money lent to you now, with less to repay than you would when rates go up.
For example, a person with a $300,000 loan at today’s interest rates of 3% would pay $750 less per month in interest than they did in 2000 when interest rates were 8%. I can think of many other things to do with $750 per month than give it to the bank.

Benefits Include Tax Breaks, Building Equity, and Hedging Inflation

Many home buyers who have made their third, fourth, or fifth offers on homes with no success may be getting discouraged, as they see home prices rising and are concerned they’re paying too much.
However, real estate values tend to run in ten-year cycles, with an appreciation of 3% per year. Home values were cut in half during the 2008 financial crisis. Now, more than ten years later, they are ahead. Prices recover, equity is built, and real estate is an excellent hedge against inflation.
As a real estate professional, my job is to disarm and interpret the news for you so you can make informed decisions and help you navigate this competitive housing market to successfully fulfill your real estate goals.
If you’re planning to buy or sell a home or have questions about this real estate market, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to helping you.

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The team at Denise Ramey Real Estate has extensive experience in the local market in Central Virginia and the Charlottesville area, allowing you to enjoy a more simplified process. We handle everything in-house, from the first steps of your search through to the final details of the transaction. We leverage our extensive network to benefit buyers and sellers alike, ensuring that your transaction is as simple as possible.

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