The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no
sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!
Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. As an example, below is a graph from the latest
Black Knight Mortgage Monitor
showing the percentage of median income needed to buy a medium-priced home in the country today in comparison to prior
to the housing bubble and bust.
As we can see, the percentage necessary is less
than in those time periods.
The Mortgage Monitor
also explains that home affordability is better today than it was in the late 1990s in 47 of 50 states.
Your friends and family have your best interests at heart. However, when it comes to buying your first home
or selling your current house to buy the home of your dreams, let’s get together to discuss what your best move is, now.