How About Now?
Are you asking yourself the question “Is it the right time for me to buy a house?” Deciding if it’s the right time to buy
or continue renting is the first step toward loving where you live. If you’re considering buying a house – take a step back and ask yourself why. If your answer/answers sound like:
“Because I should…”
“Because I’ve reached a certain age…”
“I’m qualified for a mortgage!..”
“I’ll have to move someplace after… (insert event)”
You may want to wait on purchasing a house. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. It’s a big commitment and if you don’t feel ready, you’re probably not. There’s really no harm in waiting until you have really good reasons to buy.
Good reasons to buy a house
If your answers were more along the lines of:
“I feel ready.”
“My job is stable, my finances are in order and I want put down roots.”
“I can afford the cost of homeownership and want the ability to do what I want, when I want to in my own home.”
“I’m planning on staying in the area for at least 5 years. I’d rather build equity than pay rent.”
Then you’re probably ready to start looking at houses. Ultimately, “Is now the right time for me to buy a house?” is a question only you can answer. When you’re ready, feel free to give us a call with any questions you have about any part of the home buying process – we’ll be happy to help. 269-488-1530.