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Author: Bob Longworth
Jan 24, 2019 at 1:38pm

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

I have been selling real estate in Arizona since 2003, and have seen markets go up, and markets go down. I frequently get asked if it is a good time to buy real estate. There are a lot of reasons if you are in the position to buy that you should purchase a home in any market if it is a long term goal to stay in a home for more than 5-7 years. But to get more specific about the current market in Greater Phoenix, here are some quick facts to consider right now:

The cost of waiting to buy can be defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Simply put, when rates are going up it is going to cost more. Please look at the graphic above for a clear explanation….

Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. I think we can see that interest rates have been trending up by trends from the past few years. In June of 2016 you could have got a 30 year fixed rate loan for around 3.5%, while interest rates in the end of 2018 were close to 5%! As of this writing, rates have declined slightly another reason to not put it off!

The real estate information gathering company CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months. Again simply put housing values are appreciating in out market!

So if you have been renting or lucky enough to sill live at home, it is a good time to look at home ownership. If you are willing and able to, the next step is to call me to find out what you can afford!

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8720 E MCKELLIPS Road, 25, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1000
Year Built: 1977
Subdivision: Shadow Mountain Village MHP
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$47,500
8780 E McKellips Road, 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1050
Year Built: 1978
Subdivision: Shadow Mountain Village MHP
Description: $3,000.00 BUYER CREDIT Quiet MHP centrally located in one of the best area...
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$58,000
8220 E GARFIELD Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 528
Year Built: 1965
Subdivision: SCOTTSDALE EAST 2
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$60,000
814 N 82ND Street, G105, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 580
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: CONSOLIDATED COOPERATIVES OF SCOTTSDALE EAST
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$69,400
920 N 82nd Street, H209, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 634
Year Built: 1962
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$74,000
8221 E GARFIELD Street, L217, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 720
Year Built: 1966
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8220 E GARFIELD Street, M223, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 800
Year Built: 1965
Subdivision: SCOTTSDALE EAST HOMES
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$85,000
7660 E MCKELLIPS Road, 46, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 960
Year Built: 1983
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$88,400
808 N 82ND Street, F204, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 845
Year Built: 1962
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815 N HAYDEN Road, D208, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 853
Year Built: 1962
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Last Updated: February - 14 - 2019

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