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Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Connie Erickson

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they have already. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until you see it in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have gone up in the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little further but interest rates up, it could cost you even more to service a mortgage on an identical home!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates and low home prices, rather than to hope for a further break in prices in the future.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

Thank You Salvation Army Bell Ringers!

by Connie Erickson

 

google map to real pro systemsAs they do every year, Bob Erickson and George Bisbee spent a few hours last Friday ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Not only did they have a fun time seeing and chatting with lots of old friends, as well as making new ones, Thrivent Financial was doing matching funds up to $125,000, for our district! By the end of the day, the buckets contained over $220,000, and with the matching funds, totaled over $340,000!!!!! That is a whole lot of money that goes to those in need. A HUGE THANKS goes out to ALL Salvation Army Bell Ringers!

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Connie Erickson
Door County Realty, Inc.
Po Box 340 - 4027 Main Street
Fish Creek WI 54212
Office: 920-868-2075
Toll Free: 888-678-3949
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