Real Estate: We are NOT the Only Ones Saying You Should Buy

Real Estate: We are NOT the Only Ones Saying You Should Buy Newton, MA.  Real Estate

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 04:00 AM PDT

We have never hid our belief in homeownership. That does not mean we think EVERYONE should run out and buy a house. However, if a person or family is readywilling and able to purchase a home, we believe that owning is much better than renting. And we believe that now is a great time to buy.

We are not the only ones that think owning has massive benefits or that now is a sensational time to plunge into owning your own home. Here are a few others:

Benefits of Owning

Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

“Homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord…Having to make a housing payment one way or the other, owning a home can overcome people’s tendency to defer savings.”

The Federal Reserve

“Renters have much lower median and mean net worth than homeowners in any survey year.”

Benefits of Buying Now

Trulia

“Buying costs less than renting in all 100 large U.S. metros… Now, at a 30-year fixed rate of 4.5%, buying is 38% cheaper than renting nationally.”

Freddie Mac

“One thing seems certain: we are not likely to see average 30-year fixed mortgage rates return to the historic lows experienced in 2012…Yes, rates are higher than they were a year ago – and certainly higher than two years ago. But if you look at the averages over the last four decades, today’s rates remain historically low.”

True real estate professionals have information like this at their fingertips.  Call me at 617-921-6860 or margaretszerlip@gmail.com

 

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2 comments

  1. I agree 100% that if a family or couple is able and ready to purchase a home, then now is best time to do so. The real estate market is perfect for the buyer, and there are several great benefits that come with purchasing a home. However, I do believe that research should be done beforehand to figure out which option best fits you and your needs. It can help save you money and stress later that’s for sure! Thanks so much for sharing!

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