[:en]Did It Make Sense to Wait?[:es]¿Tuvo sentido esperar?[:]

[:en]There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy made sense.

What happened in 2014?

The 30 year fixed rate on January 2, 2014 was 4.53% as reported by Freddie Mac. Looking at the chart below, your monthly mortgage payment with principal and interest for a $250,000 home would have been $1,271.17.

Even though interest rates have dropped below 4% and ended 2014 at 3.87%, home prices appreciated by 4.8 percent over the same time according to the Home Price Expectation Survey.

So that same home appreciated by $12,000 and now costs $262,000. The most recent report by Freddie Mac reports the average 30-year fixed rate is currently 3.73%.

Did It Make Sense To Wait? | Simplifying The Market

Many may say, “See waiting a year made total sense, I’m saving $60 a month.” And they’d be right, over the course of the year they saved $729.36.

But what they haven’t realized, is that as the price of the home they purchased went up by $12,000, even if they just put a down payment of 5%, they had to come up with an additional $600 at the start of the process. So really they’ve only saved $129.36 in a year.

Is a savings of $11 a month really worth holding off on pursuing a home to call your own after you weigh all the benefits that come along with that?

  • Building equity you can borrow against in the future
  • Having a safe, comfortable environment that fits your family’s needs
  • Having control over your space
  • Tax benefits
  • And so many more…

Bottom Line

The experts are predicting that homes will appreciate by another 4% and interest rates will increase by a full percentage point by the end of 2015. If you are in a position to be able to buy a home now before these predictions become reality, contact a local real estate professional and start the process.[:es]

Did It Make Sense to Wait? | Keeping Current Matters

Hubo mucha gente que debatió sobre el comprar una casa en el transcurso del último año, pero finalmente no lo hizo. Por la razón que fuera su retraso, veamos si la decisión de esperar para comprar tuvo sentido.

¿Qué pasó en 2014?

En enero 2, 2014 la tasa fija a 30 años fue del 4.53 % como informo Freddie Mac. Al mirar la tabla a continuación, su pago mensual de la hipoteca del principal e interés para una casa de $250,000 hubiera sido de $1,271.17.

Aunque las tasas de interés han caído por debajo del 4 % y al terminar 2014 eran del 3.87 %, los precios de las casas apreciaron 4.8 por ciento durante el mismo tiempo según la encuesta de las expectaciones de los precios de las casas.

Así que esa misma casa aprecio $12,000 y ahora cuesta $262,000. El informe más reciente de Freddie Mac informo que la tasa fija promedio a 30 años es actualmente de 3.73 %.

Cost of Waiting 2014SP

Muchos tal vez digan, “Ve, el esperar un año tuvo sentido, estoy ahorrando $60 al mes”. Y ellos tienen razón, durante el curso del año ellos ahorraron $729.36.

Pero de lo que ellos no se han dado cuenta, es que mientras el precio de la casa que ellos compraron subió $12,000, aun si ellos pusieron una cuota inicial del 5 %, ellos tuvieron que poner $600 adicionales al comienzo del proceso. Así que ellos solamente ahorraron $129.36 en un año.

¿Vale realmente la pena el ahorro de $11 al mes el esperar para obtener una casa propia después de que usted evalúa todos los beneficios que vienen con esto?

  • Construir un patrimonio del que usted podrá sacar prestado en el futuro
  • Tener un ambiente seguro y cómodo que cumple con las necesidades de su familia
  • Tener el control de su espacio
  • Los beneficios tributarios
  • Y muchos más…

En conclusión

Los expertos están prediciendo que las casas van a apreciar otro 4 % y que las tasas de interés van a aumentar un punto porcentual para finales de 2015. Si usted está en la posición de comprar una casa ahora antes de que estas predicciones se conviertan en realidad, comuníquese con un profesional local en bienes raíces y empiece el proceso.

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[:en]Did It Make Sense to Wait?[:es]¿Tuvo sentido esperar?[:]



[:en]There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy made sense. What happened in 2014? The 30 year fixed rate on January 2, 2014 was 4.53% ...

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[:en]Did It Make Sense to Wait?[:es]¿Tuvo sentido esperar?[:]



[:en]There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy made sense.

What happened in 2014?

The 30 year fixed rate on January 2, 2014 was 4.53% as reported by Freddie Mac. Looking at the chart below, your monthly mortgage payment with principal and interest for a $250,000 home would have been $1,271.17.

Even though interest rates have dropped below 4% and ended 2014 at 3.87%, home prices appreciated by 4.8 percent over the same time according to the Home Price Expectation Survey.

So that same home appreciated by $12,000 and now costs $262,000. The most recent report by Freddie Mac reports the average 30-year fixed rate is currently 3.73%.

Did It Make Sense To Wait? | Simplifying The Market

Many may say, “See waiting a year made total sense, I’m saving $60 a month.” And they’d be right, over the course of the year they saved $729.36.

But what they haven’t realized, is that as the price of the home they purchased went up by $12,000, even if they just put a down payment of 5%, they had to come up with an additional $600 at the start of the process. So really they’ve only saved $129.36 in a year.

Is a savings of $11 a month really worth holding off on pursuing a home to call your own after you weigh all the benefits that come along with that?

  • Building equity you can borrow against in the future
  • Having a safe, comfortable environment that fits your family’s needs
  • Having control over your space
  • Tax benefits
  • And so many more…

Bottom Line

The experts are predicting that homes will appreciate by another 4% and interest rates will increase by a full percentage point by the end of 2015. If you are in a position to be able to buy a home now before these predictions become reality, contact a local real estate professional and start the process.[:es]

Did It Make Sense to Wait? | Keeping Current Matters

Hubo mucha gente que debatió sobre el comprar una casa en el transcurso del último año, pero finalmente no lo hizo. Por la razón que fuera su retraso, veamos si la decisión de esperar para comprar tuvo sentido.

¿Qué pasó en 2014?

En enero 2, 2014 la tasa fija a 30 años fue del 4.53 % como informo Freddie Mac. Al mirar la tabla a continuación, su pago mensual de la hipoteca del principal e interés para una casa de $250,000 hubiera sido de $1,271.17.

Aunque las tasas de interés han caído por debajo del 4 % y al terminar 2014 eran del 3.87 %, los precios de las casas apreciaron 4.8 por ciento durante el mismo tiempo según la encuesta de las expectaciones de los precios de las casas.

Así que esa misma casa aprecio $12,000 y ahora cuesta $262,000. El informe más reciente de Freddie Mac informo que la tasa fija promedio a 30 años es actualmente de 3.73 %.

Cost of Waiting 2014SP

Muchos tal vez digan, “Ve, el esperar un año tuvo sentido, estoy ahorrando $60 al mes”. Y ellos tienen razón, durante el curso del año ellos ahorraron $729.36.

Pero de lo que ellos no se han dado cuenta, es que mientras el precio de la casa que ellos compraron subió $12,000, aun si ellos pusieron una cuota inicial del 5 %, ellos tuvieron que poner $600 adicionales al comienzo del proceso. Así que ellos solamente ahorraron $129.36 en un año.

¿Vale realmente la pena el ahorro de $11 al mes el esperar para obtener una casa propia después de que usted evalúa todos los beneficios que vienen con esto?

  • Construir un patrimonio del que usted podrá sacar prestado en el futuro
  • Tener un ambiente seguro y cómodo que cumple con las necesidades de su familia
  • Tener el control de su espacio
  • Los beneficios tributarios
  • Y muchos más…

En conclusión

Los expertos están prediciendo que las casas van a apreciar otro 4 % y que las tasas de interés van a aumentar un punto porcentual para finales de 2015. Si usted está en la posición de comprar una casa ahora antes de que estas predicciones se conviertan en realidad, comuníquese con un profesional local en bienes raíces y empiece el proceso.

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[:en]Did It Make Sense to Wait?[:es]¿Tuvo sentido esperar?[:]



[:en]There are many people out there who debated purchasing a home over the course of the last year, but ultimately did not. Whatever their reasons were for delaying, let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy made sense. What happened in 2014? The 30 year fixed rate on January 2, 2014 was 4.53% ...

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