So to answer your question....right now is a great time to buy. The market has two things going for it for buyers, one low prices and low interest rates. The real estate market has not seen this combination in decades.
I've been working in real estate for over 15 years in Vineland. I have my real estate license with Exit Uptown Realty. I'b be happy to connect you with a mortgage rep that can pre-qualify you. I will search for homes for you, help you sort out which home suits your needs, take you on a tour of homes, help you in the purchasing process which includes sitting with you and your mortgage rep, negotiating a home's sale price, finding a home inspector, termite inspector, title company and if necessary, water and sewer certifications. I will work with you towards every process to get you to settelement on your new home. I will be there at settlement to smooth any problems that might come up.
You can contact me at 609-364-0172 or email@example.com.
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On a side note, get pre-qualified so you know what dollar amount you can spend. You don't want to fall in love with a home and then find out that it's too expensive. Also, if you are pre qualified for 250,000 but you only want to stay under 200,000 make sure the pre qpproval letter reflects the lower amount because it helps your negotiation. you can always have them adjust it up incrementally as needed.
It's truly hard to predict the future... however, if our economy does recover eventually, which it really should if you believe history repeats itself, then now is a great time to buy, anywhere. Even if prices go down just a tad bit before they go up, they will still go up...
Even though we're in a bad state, I know that property prices on the West Coast are still higher than they were 10 years ago.
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