“How’s real estate and what should I do?” I am receiving so many calls and messages like this that I thought I should post some answers. It seems that real estate is on everyone’s mind lately. Let’s find out how to handle the Bergen County housing market.
Here’s something to consider: A primary motivating factor for most people is simply because it was the right time. So ask yourself this question – Is this the right time for you?
The right time to move can be due to many reasons such as getting your kids out of the city and into a backyard with pretty lighting, you’ve outgrown your home and need more space, you’ve had it with renting and want your own place, you’re ready to move to your dream retirement, everyone’s moved to California and you’re still in Bergen County etc.
If you’re wondering how to manage things based on how the real estate market is doing in Bergen County, here are some answers to help you:
Are you thinking of buying a home? Do it now – we’re at or near the bottom with mortgage rates at historic lows; inflation, with its high interest rates, is projected for the future.
Want to move up to a larger home? Move up now – the cost of upgrading is always the cheapest when you’re around a market’s bottom which is where we are today.
Own a home and not moving? Check your mortgage rate immediately. No matter when you purchased or if you did refinance recently, do this for your own benefit.
Thinking of selling your home? Get your home on the market now – you stand to lose another 5% this year so waiting will hurt you.
Not sure if this is the right time to move? Then don’t. If you’re not sure, its always best to stay put. However, it’s also best to investigate your options fully; I suggest you do this bi-annually.
Let me know if you have any other questions about how to handle the Bergen County housing market today. All you have to do is contact me today.