Top 5 Reasons to Buy a House Right Now
Buying a house is a highly individual decision—and a local one—but current trends are creating a favorable situation for many would-be homeowners.
Interest rates are low, employment is rising, home prices—in most markets—are still well below their peaks, and rents are through the roof.
Every family and each individual has various factors affecting the ability and the decision to buy a home. If you live in a market where studio apartments are $2,400 per month—while nearby condos sell for $300,000—it might make sense to buy a house instead.
Five Compelling Reasons to Buy a House Right Now
1. Interest Rates Are Still Low
Mortgage interest rates are still low—for now.
A 30-year-fixed-rate loan now averages 4.16%, according to Freddie Mac, but many economists believe we will see 5% rates next year. As interest rates increase, so do your monthly payments.
A $300,000 house at 4.16% with 20% down would have a monthly payment of $1,168. With a 5% interest rate, that payment increases to $1,288.
2. There’s More Inventory
As more houses enter the for sale market, prices stabilize.