The real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may be kind, but you are the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home.
WHAT MADE YOU CONSIDER OWNING A HOME?
Forget finances for a minute and focus on what made you consider even buying a home in the first place!
Â· Is your family expanding?
Â· Does your family feel safe?
Â· Is there a STELLAR school system in the area so your children can get the education they deserve?
Â· How about that unbearable landlord?
WHICH WAY IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?
DONâT SLEEP ON YOUR DECISION TOO LONG! Home prices are on the rise! Not only are they on their way back up, but these increases are happening monthly.
Donât believe us? According to Existing Homes Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average price of homes in May 2017 went up 5.8% from last year.
If you wait until next year to buy, you might be scrapping for change in the cushions to say the least! Not only will it cost you more to buy, but you will also need to increase your down payment to account for the higher price of the home.
WHAT IS THE MORTGAGE FORECAST?
The initial process of purchasing your home may seem easy and quick, but THERE IS MORE TOO IT! The âlong term costâ of buying a home WILL haunt you if you buy at the wrong time! Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and NAR have projected that mortgage interest rates will DEFINITLEY increase over the next twelve months. The smallest increase in mortgage rates can have a huge impact on a home owner.
If you and your family feel it is the right time to buy a home then GO FOR IT! Consider these points when making the final decision.
Donât forget, this move is FOR YOU!
Author:Lisa Guzman Phone: 210-782-7244 Dated: January 3rd 2018 Views: 331 About Lisa: ...
Traci has been in Real Estate for 18 years, 8 of which she lead the top team in the City regardless of company affiliation. Previously she lead the #1 Century 21 team in the nation for many years. Traci and her team have sold over 1,800 homes in the San Antonio area. Her savvy negotiating skills and cutting edge marketing strategies create big wins for her clients.
Traci, a Baylor University Graduate, began her career as a Journalism teacher, which serves her well in Real Estate. It allows her to write powerful marketing blurbs and MLS copy that gets results. Traci is a life long learner and has graduated from the Anthony Robbins Mastery University and has achieved her NLP Certification. She has written 3 books and been on numerous TV and Radio shows including the Success Radio Network, Great Day SA, San Antonio Living and even had a cameo in Flip This House.
Traci has been honored with many awards from various Real Estate companies, including Platinum Top 50, The Centurion Award, Grand Centurion, Quadruple Gold winner, Top Growth Partner and the 50 Million Club. She was also named the top recruiter globally for Keller Williams the first year she was with the company.
Traci and her husband Scott are avid golfers and active in many charitable organizations. They share their home with Shadow, a 5 pound Yorkie-Poo, who keeps them on their toes!
According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home pri
"Traci Lewis is amazing and brilliant. I feel she knows the Real Estate market better than anyone in S.A. She is a great listener and communicator and truly cares about the people she is helping. She is an absolute gem and joy to work with, very professional and her integrity is matched by none. In S.A. there is absolutely no one but her I would get to help me buy my next home. "
Derek Seckinger, Strategic Account Manager at Frost and Sullivan.