If you’ve been considering buying a house, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Several factors have all come together, creating a perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and purchase a home. Here are the top 5 reasons why 2016 is the year to buy a house…
Reason #1: Interest rates are at record lows
While interest rates are at historic lows (hovering right around 4% on average), The Federal Reserve is expected to increase interest rates soon. That means your window for getting a record low interest rate is closing. It’s expected that we will never see interest rates this low again.
Reason #2: Down payment requirements won’t break the bank
The actual amount required for a down payment to buy a home is significantly lower than most people realize. There are currently many low or no down payment options for buyers purchasing a home.
Reason #3: Home prices are stabilizing
Home prices that have been climbing steadily over the last few years are finally stabilizing, creating a great opportunity for buyers to finally get out there and purchase a home. This creates a more level playing field for buyers so they can drive a harder bargain with sellers.
Reason #4: Credit Score requirements are low
The actual credit score needed to qualify to buy a house is currently much lower than many people think, and has been dropping steadily over the last several months.
Reason #5: Rents have skyrocketed
Rents have increased faster last year than at any time since 2007, and are expected to continue to climb throughout the year. Often times, buying is a better deal than renting. You could end up paying signficantly less each month for housing. Either way, you’re paying your landlord’s mortgage or you’re paying your own. Wouldn’t you rather put that money back into your own pocket?
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