In addition to the great information already shared by other agents, the only thing I would add is a question back to you: what lifestyle will make you the most happy in your retirement? Are you someone you derives pleasure from do-it-yourself projects, remodeling, gardening, improving, designing, etc.? Is a home not truly "home" to you unless you can make changes so it reflects your own personality and style? Or are you looking for relief from tasks and responsibilities associated with homeownership?
There are still great deals if you choose to buy. Rents are predicted to remain flat, at least for the near future. Retirement should be about what brings you joy. In this market you have a lot of options. It all depends on what appeals to you and fits your lifestyle.
Please let me know if you would like information on renting or buying in a particular area or areas - I do both sales and property management and would be happy to help you as you decide which direction is best for you. Good luck either way - and congratulations on your retirement!
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Most of the time, when you rent, you would be paying more anyways. A mortgage payment can be lower than what you would be paying for rent!
It's a great market right now, and you will get a good bang for your buck!
Arizona is a great place for everyone, including the retired! There are a lot of activities and things to do out here!
If you would like to get some more information on what options you have, and what steps it would be to buy, feel free to contact me whenever.
PS. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
In most areas rents are on the rise, so buying may actually save you a few bucks per month over renting if you have to finance (with today's low rates)
Kawain Payne, REaltor
Homes are at a descent price for, almost, every buyer. Mortgage rates are also at a low right now.
Feel free to give me a cal and we can discuss your needs and what you are looking for!
Please visit my website at http://www.InvestInArizonaHomes.com and click the buyer tab so you can lern more about today's opportunity.
You need to come out and look at property in several different areas and then look at rentals. You will soon learn that buying makes more sense now with the low interest rates.
For help and advice from a 27 year real estate professional, please contact me:
Katherine J. Higgins
6263 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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sammy hernandez, realtor
clients first realty, llc
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However, strictly from a real estate perspective, prices in Phoenix are increasing, and mortgage rates are at historic lows, so it makes sense to buy now.
If you want to buy, you can buy with a forward (Conventional, FHA, VA) mortgage, or, in some circumstances, you can buy with a reverse mortgage and never make a mortgage payment. This is not well-known and I will gladly provide you with more information.
I am an SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)and a relocation specialist, and would be happy to speak with you directly about your needs and wants. Feel free to email or phone me at your convenience, and check out my website at the link below.
Ann Griffin, Realtor, ABR, SRES, E-PRO
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(1) How long are you looking to live in the Metro Phoenix area?
(2) What are your personal finances? Are you waiting for a sale of another property? Are you looking to upsize or downsize?
(3) Do you know the area to say, I want a, b, c, d.?
What is best for you is best decided by you with guidance and information from knowledgeable professionals who know the market and your financial picture.
Sit down and write out a list of things you want in a neighborhood or city. Maybe write out your financial information of income, expenses, etc.. Look at life as it is going to be as you retired and not as you have it now. Travel, daily activities, recreation, motivation, medical requirements, visitors, etc.
As human beings most of us get a clearer picture once we see something written down.
Then you will want to talk to professionals to guide you and fill in blanks.
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With the low prices of homes and low interested rates, its cheaper to buy than to rent. Let's say you were going to purchase a 1,500 SF home and the average price per square foot is approximately $100 per square foot (depending on the area you want to buy and condition of the home). At a 5.5% interest rate (depending on your credit), your P & I mortgage payment would be $851.68 but the same home would lease for $0.80 per square foot or $1,200 per month.
The numbers for this analysis may be different depending on the location of the home but this should give you a prospective of why its cheaper to buy than to lease. Also, as interest rates and real estate prices continue to go up in the future, buying will become more expensive than leasing.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if there is anything I can do to help with your home search.
Sean Heideman, Broker
Purchasing a home relies on you having the ability to obtain financing and the down payment which is the situational part. When you rent you are putting money in others pockets. When you purchase you are investing in your future.
Good luck with your decision, and retirement!
The best answer is "Yes"...
Anyone trying to answer this question would need to know a great deal more about your personal situation to be able to give you a useful answer. As a mortgage lender, or real estate agent, of course we hope you buy, but your personal situation may dictate otherwise.
Are you asking us if now is a good time to buy, in general. Well, prices seem to be moving steadily higher out here, so if you want and are able to buy to capture future appreciation, then buy. Interest rates are being held artificially low by the Federal Reserve, so if you want to capture historically low interest rates on a long-term basis, then buy.
I hope this helps.