3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Lafayette Home
Dated: April 15 2019
3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.
1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?
This is truly the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with money.
Did you know that the top four reasons Americans buy a home have nothing to do with the money? The actual reasons are:
A good place to raise children and provide them with a good education
A place where you and your family feel safe
More space for you and your family
Control of that space
2. Where are home values headed?
According to the latest Local Report, the median price of homes sold this March 2019 was right at $200,000 this is up 9.5% from last year.
What does that mean to you?
Simply put, with prices increasing, it may cost you more if you wait until next year to buy. Your down payment will also need to be higher in order to account for the higher price of the home you wish to buy.
3. Where are mortgage interest rates headed?
A buyer must be concerned about more than just prices. The ‘long-term cost’ of a home can be dramatically impacted by even a small increase in mortgage rates.
About Ted Daigle – Realtor
Growing up in Church Point, LA instilled values of hard work and dedication, which has carried over into every aspect of his life, including real estate. This Lafayette r....