Stuck in a Rental Rut?

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If you’ve been renting for longer than you’ve had a Facebook, don’t worry—you’re not alone. If you’ve been on the fence of buying or renting, going over the pros and cons, all while watching your friends settle into their own place, it might be time to say goodbye to the landlord.

It’s normal to be afraid to take the plunge into home-buying territory, but with the help of a great agent and a little research, you can determine if the time is right for you.

If you have a healthy savings account…
The scariest part about buying a home is perhaps making the financial commitment, but if you’ve managed to save enough (and then some) to put a down payment of at least 10 percent, you should feel confident in your ability to make the purchase. Interest rates are the lowest they have been for a long time and there are first-time buyer programs available too.

If you’re ready to commit…
Another common qualm about buying a home is the uncertainty of where you will be a year or two from now. However, if you have a steady job and are happy with the location, there’s really no reason for concern

If the price is right…
I can assist you determining whether or not the price you are looking to pay is reasonable for your specifications and needs in a home, but ultimately, if the market is favorable and you’ve found the right deal, there’s no better time than the present.

If you’re tired of pouring money into someone else’s pocket…
It sounds harsh, but if you’ve been renting for three, five, or even ten years, you have been spending thousands of dollars on something that doesn’t even truly belong to you when all is said and done. Sure, a mortgage is likely more than your current rent, but you’ll have a place to really call your own.

Let's take a look at what is out there for you!