Is 2021 A Bad Time to Buy A Home?
We’re coming out of a difficult year. As we look forward to 2021, an important question to ask is whether 2021 is a good year for you to buy a home. You may have heard that many people are worried about buying and selling homes. Maybe you’ve been planning to buy a home for a long time, or maybe you’re just beginning to consider it. Either way, we want to help you think through your options! You can contact us to ask specific questions, but we also have more general information below.
Before you think about your situation, it’s important to understand what’s happening in the market right now. 2021 is a year with a low housing inventory. That means that that houses are in high demand right now, which naturally drives up the price of homes. That’s not ideal for the buyer. In fact, the housing market right now is what’s called a “seller’s market.” In a seller’s market, the seller has the advantage, because demand is so high that they can sell for more.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t buy a home in 2021. Rates for mortgages are very low*, and they look like they will stay that way for a while. For home loans, low rates* can save you a lot of money. If you think it’s best not to buy a home in 2021, it may still be a great time to refinance. As you consider your options, you should ask yourself the following questions: