How Are You Defining Your Homeownership Goals?
Do you have goals this year to enter the housing market? Suppose you are considering entering the market as a buyer. In that case, it is important to understand today’s market and define your goals. This knowledge will help bring your homeownership vision to reality. With current inflation impacting the economy, being mindful of your spending is critical.
According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com, and I quote “The key to making a good decision in this challenging housing market is to be laser-focused on what you need now, and in the years ahead, so that you can stay in your home long enough that buying is a sound financial decision.” With that said, here are a couple of key questions to ask yourself.
What is motivating me to buy? Your needs may have changed in your current space, or you may no longer want to rent.
What does my next home look like? Knowing your exact wants and needs will help you stay within budget and not overspend.
Am I financially ready to buy? This is the most important question. You need to have a clear understanding of your budget and savings before you get too far into the process.
It is vital to have a team of trusted professionals that will guide you through the process. Please feel free to contact my team and I with any questions so we can help you make an informative decision in today’s market.
Whether you want to sell your existing home, buy your first home, upsize, downsize, purchase a vacation home, or just talk about options, a real estate professional is your best source for information based on current trends in our area. If you're interested in learning more about the 2023 real estate forecast, don't hesitate to reach out - we're happy to help!