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Delaying In Getting A Mortgage Could Cost You More

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ATTENTION

 

HOME BUYERS

  IT COULD COST YOU MORE TO DELAY HOME BUYING
Mortgage Rates vs. Price Reduction

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Everyone wants to get the best deal when buying a home. However, for buyers who are waiting to see if prices will come down a little more, the wait may cost them.

Here’s why:

Let’s say a homebuyer wants to buy a home that is listed for $300,000, and let’s say mortgage rates are at 5.25%.  But the buyer doesn’t want to pay $300,000, so he delays making an offer until the home is reduced by $10,000. 

Let’s now say that, while the buyer was waiting for the price to come down, mortgage rates rose by only .75%.  And let’s say he finances 90% of the $290,000 purchase price.  Instead of saving $10,000, he will end up paying over $35,000 MORE in total payments over a 30-year term than if he had paid $300,000 at a 5.25% interest rate.

Of course, this is just an example.  But the point is, mortgage rates are just as important as home prices… and right now they are BOTH incredibly low.  This is a rare situation, and one that is not likely to last, so if you are in a position to buy, the time is now. 

About the author:  Carey Hollander is a Retail Sales Manager at Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company Inc, a preferred lender of Century 21 V.J.F. Realty Inc.  Visit their website for more information or for a loan application.  Or, if you have any mortgage questions, call Carey directly at (914) 424-5962 for fast answers!

Carey Lance Hollander

Retail Sales Manager

GHMC

Cell:  (914) 424-5962

Office: (914) 696-3400 x301

Email: chollander@ghmc.com

Web: www.ghmc.com/chollander

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September 23, 2011 Posted by | Buyers, Mortgage, Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment