You've been reading negative stories about the housing market, and while some are experiencing a slowdown, it's still no reason to keep you from pursuing the American Dream.
Anyone who's watched the industry for the last thirty years will tell you that it's a natural cycle, much like the adjustments the stock market experiences. All's well that ends well after a period of time passes.
Remember that housing is a long-term investment. Some people tried to create high yields over the short term, and that's part of the reason so many markets are experiencing readjustments now.
Regardless of whether housing is up or down, individuals and families will always have a need to buy or sell. Home sales last year actually surpassed those of five years ago, which was another record year. Interest rates and prices are at historical lows, creating an excellent atmosphere for qualified buyers.
When reading the gloom and doom about foreclosures, it's important to keep the reports in perspective. Most defaults are associated with sub-prime loans, which account for less than 10% of all mortgages. Of those, only 0.6% are currently in foreclosure.
Now is the time to turn to the advice and guidance of a trusted local real estate professional, whether you're buying or selling. Keep a level head and take advantage of positive forces in the current housing market.
For more information, contact Michael Sinton, CRB, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, Broker/Sales Associate, Weichert Realtors, directly at 732-904-3236, via email at Mike@MSinton.com.