Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates.
Let’s look at what the experts are predicting over the next twelve months for these two areas:
Over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists were recentlypolledas a part of the Home Price Expectation Survey. They were asked to project where home prices are headed. The average value appreciation projected over the next twelve-month period is approximately 4.4%.
MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES
In the latest Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac, they predict that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will be 4.7% by this time next year. As of last week, the Freddie Mac rate was 3.69%.
Example; If you are a first-time buyer currently looking at a home priced at $250,000, this is what it could cost you on a monthly basis if you wait until next year to buy:
Example 2; If the home is priced at Today $550,000 with an %3.69 = $2,528 (Your PI payment)
2016 2Q : If the home is priced at $600,000 with an %4.7% = $3,111 (Your PI Payment)
$3,111 - $2,528 = $583.83 Difference in Monthly Payment
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 a year to buy:
With both home prices & interest rates projected to increase, waiting to buy could put a serious dent in your family’s wealth. Contact me for further assistance.
Author:Alessandra Imanabadi Phone: 510-504-2528 Dated: April 2nd 2015 Views: 255 About Alessandra: Hi, this is Alessandra and I have been practicing Real Estate for over 14 years because I truly love...