by Patricia Feager, 8/28/18
"A strong economy causes an increase in the demand
for housing; the increased demand for housing drives
real-estate prices and rentals through the roof.
And then affordable housing
--- William Baldwin
If you're still looking to buy a home, what are you waiting for? A strong economy doesn't last forever but there are usually homes for sale. Although it is okay to be picky, is it possible to be too persnickety so that you end up not being able to afford a home if interest rates or seasons change?
This photo was taken in Arkansas and got my attention to think about what is really important. Of course, this is not a house for sale, nor have I ever sold a home with a raised garden bed on the roof; however, it does give one pause to think about the value of home ownership and when is the best time to buy?
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait
too long, you miss them. --- William Arthur Ward
Sometimes people blow cosmetic changes out of proportion and will turn up their noses at a home that doesn't look brand new. However, when all you can afford is a pre-existing home, and new construction is not an option, no home is perfect. The idea of home improvements can be negotiable. Adding cosmetic changes over time, to your liking is often rewarding and creates value. Knowing how to negotiate price gives new buyers the option to upgrade as they wish when things go on sale or there's more time to think about cosmetic changes and best home improvements that work best for your taste and style.
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