If you are a first time home buyer, I cannot imagine a better time to buy a house! First, there’s the $8,000 tax credit. This expires at the end of November 2009, so you will need to move quickly if you want to take advantage of this fantastic FREE MONEY.
AMAZINGLY LOW INTEREST RATES
Save even more money with government loans ( like FHA loans) because they require very small down payments — only 3.5% of the purchase price and now have interest rates below 4% — yes, you heard me 4%!!! This rate is for a five year adjustable rate that will then increase only 1% per year thereafter. Since national home statistics show that the average person moves every seven years, then you would only be at 6% in your SEVENTH year of ownership.
If you’ve had a chance to read any of my Monday morning market memo’s, you’ve seen that there are huge numbers of price reductions each and every week. Sellers are finally realizing that the only way to “move” their properties is to reduce the price(often multiple times). I’ve seen cases many times where sellers take reduction after reduction and nothing happens. Then, when they hit that “magic” number, the market takes notice and offers start flying in.
So, if you or anyone you know is considering home ownership — it’s time to jump in! Thanks for reading.