Buy Now or Pay More Later?
Forbes, in their online edition last week, spoke to the importance of buying a home now rather than waiting.
The article, Should You Buy a Home Now or Pay More Later?, explains:
“With mortgage rates creeping up toward 5% as 2013 draws to a close, potential home buyers have some decisions to make — and soon.
The danger for potential homebuyers isn’t that mortgage rates are nearing 5.00%; the real threat is that rates could go higher, to 5.50% or even 6.00% in 2014.”
The article spells out the financials consequences a buyer would face by waiting. ($67,746 on a $300,000 mortgage).
They went on to identify four things a buyer should take into consideration before delaying a decision to purchase.
1.Rates will likely rise — and soon with 5% interest rates right around the corner.
2.The Federal Reserve will start “tapering” causing rates to return to historically normal levels (6-7%).
3.Home values are rising
4.The autumn buying season is underrated “as you can take advantage of year-end tax breaks and the fall weather makes it an ideal time to move”.