Are You Ready To Buy A Home And Is Now A Good Time?


Before we jump right in, you have to make sure three things are ready. You, your bank account, and the real estate market.

Are you ready? Be sure

Few joys can match the pride of owning the roof over your head, but you will have to make some sacrifices. There’s the obvious financial responsibility, but your home will also require constant care. That’s what real pride of ownership is all about.

Is your bank account ready? Check it twice

Your first home will be the biggest financial obligation you’ve ever faced. You should already be an experienced saver, and good at managing debt like student loans or credit cards. Ideally, you’ve also saved up some money for a down payment.

Is now a good time to buy? Here’s the hottest market tip you’ll ever get

Markets go up, markets go down and even the smartest experts can’t accurately predict when a market will peak or bottom out. If you’re buying a home as a long-term investment (and for long-term enjoyment), you should be protected from short-term changes in the market. Over time, real estate has almost always increased in value.

All you have to do is pick a home that meets the needs of you and your family. Then you’ll enjoy living in your investment as it grows in value. A home is one of the best financial decisions you can make. If you’re trying to compare what’s the better investment, a home or equities and the stock market - remember, it’s tough to live in a stock portfolio!

 

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