For all that are waiting for Home Prices to drop before you buy, it is not likely to happen.
If you are waiting for Rates to Drop before you buy- You will pay significantly more when interest rates drop. Housing prices are at all time highs, nationally prices are increasing at about 0.6%/month Put that into perspective a $500,000 home today will be worth $518,000 in 6 months or $535,000 in a year. Here are the numbers for 2023 for all the major housing prognosticators (averaged out the pace is 7.4% for 2023 or 0.617%/month)
Our housing market is seriously under supplied and the population is growing at about 1.2million people per year.
The last time we saw inventory this low was in the 1970s when the population was about 203,211,000 people as of the 2020 census we were at 331,449,000people
Combining the existing homes available for sale with population on a graph we can clearly see why prices have been climbing- It is a supply and demand issue.
To be fair, I am sure there are a few markets that are over sold and may not be climbing as fast as the rest of the country.. I think the NJ market is a close match to the National numbers and in some cases may even be out pacing it.
Just remember housing over time is a solid investment- here's some numbers to chew on for every year there is data:
Do you need a better reason to buy NOW?
TLDR: There are not enough homes available for the number of people that want to buy in the United States. Housing prices will continue to climb. If you can afford to buy now, do not wait, you will gain equity with every payment as the value climbs. You can refinance the mortgage when rates drop. If rates drop to 5.5% next year you would save almost $400/month on a $400k Mortgage. (your land lord will not drop your rent when they refinance)
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