Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No, but, It Sure Is the Smart Move

Reblogger Ginger Harper
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage 93383


I do think it is a smart move.  There are some really good offerings in our area right now. 

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No, but, It Sure Is the Smart Move


According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers are actively reappearing in the market. In the latest report, they reported,


“The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded the first nationwide drop in showing traffic in eight months as communities responded to COVID-19. April data showed signs of an upswing, however.”

Buying a home in spring 2020


Why are buyers setting appointments to tour prospective homes when the process of purchasing a home has become more difficult with shelter-in-place or modified stay-at-home orders throughout the country? 


Three reasons for this uptick in activity are as follows:

1. Some people simply need to move. Whether because of a change in familial status, a new birth, divorce, financial hardship, or a job transfer, some families need to make a move as quickly as possible.



How to use technology in 2020


2. We have found that utilizing technology allows buyers to virtually:

•View homes

•Meet with mortgage professionals

•Consult with their agent throughout the process

All of this can happen within the required safety protocols, so real estate professionals are continuing to help families make important moves.


3. Mortgage rates are near all-time lows right now. Rates are a key component when determining monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage interest rates are very close to all-time lows and afford today's purchaser the opportunity to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the loan.

Honing in on those incredibly low interest rates we have now, you can see that there is a big difference between purchasing a house in December (2019) and purchasing one now (see chart):

Home buyer savings 2020



Bottom Line

Many families have decided not to postpone their plans to purchase a home, even in these difficult times. If you need to make a move, let's connect today so you have a trusted advisor to safely and professionally guide you through the process.




*Thank you to KCM for providing above graphics.


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Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi  Debe Maxwell, CRS and Ginger Harper ,

I would say that it's always a good time when it comes to owning your home.

I liked the article, very appropriate for the time.

May 17, 2020 02:51 PM #1
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh good grief, I totally missed your re-blog, Ginger! I'm so sorry! 

Thank you so much for sharing this - it does apply to all markets, at least in our beautiful state!

May 17, 2020 03:04 PM #2
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good points Ginger Harper . Another thing is yes prices go up and down but for buy and hold buyers home prices have consistently risen over the past 100 years. Also mortgage rates are still near historic lows. Jeff

May 17, 2020 03:24 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Ginger.

Debe does make some great points. I've noticed a big drop about mid March through almost all of April.  This past week I've seen an uptick in our area.

May 18, 2020 12:42 AM #4
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

May 19, 2020 03:36 AM #5
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