Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

Rhonda Hood November 20, 2017

The current rumor is that home prices have risen due to low inventory & such that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!

Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. As an example, below is a graph from the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor showing the percentage of median income needed to buy a medium-priced home in the country today in comparison to prior to the housing bubble and bust.

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As we can see, the percentage necessary is less now than in those time periods.

The Mortgage Monitor also explains that home affordability is better today than it was in the late 1990s in 47 of 50 states.

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Bottom Line

Your friends and family have your best interests at heart. However, when it comes to buying your first home or selling your current house to buy the home of your dreams, let’s get together to discuss what your best move is, now.

 Whether you’re buying or selling, call The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners and we can help you along your journey.  Our Buyers Specialists will amaze you with their knowledge of Georgia Mountain real estate.  Call us!  706-633-8186 or email us at info@themountainlifeteam.com.  #TheMountainLifeTeam  #KWRealtyPartners 

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