will the price of home goes any lower in a few months, should i wait until next year to purchase a home?

Asked by Ec168, Los Angeles, CA Thu Jul 23, 2009

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Thu Jul 23, 2009

Many areas are experiencing a leveling of prices....whether or not this is going to change, no one knows. What we do know is that there are still some great opportunities out there for serious buyers.

What are the benefits of buying now?

1. great inventory of homes to choose from

2. lower prices

3. low interest rates

4. first time buyer incentive

5. motivated sellers

The reason(s) for waiting appear to be to see if prices are going to drop.
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Robert Chome…, , San Diego, CA
Sun Oct 13, 2013
I think the price rises are going to slow, but I don't think prices will go down much in the next year because there is still low inventory. We'll need a lot more inventory to come from somewhere to force prices down.
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sun Oct 13, 2013
Hello EC

Prudent for you to act now.

Prices are going higher.

Check out the blog below that lists how the California housing market will do


Good luck
Web Reference:  http://www.ruthandperry.com
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Cesar Aviles, Agent, Alhambra, CA
Sun Oct 13, 2013
Do not wait. Prices are not going down in the near future in Alhambra
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Endrico Pato…, Agent, La Puente, CA
Thu Jul 23, 2009
Well, if you can find a deal that is at least 10% below the present market value, i dont see any reason for waiting until next year. With that amount of leverage, i believe you are somehow protected for any future drop in the market value. That is, if the market will drop by 10%, what if not?
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NonRealtor, , 23456
Thu Jul 23, 2009
Hi Ec,
Wait another year, save another 20% on the price. Good Luck
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Sean Dawes, , Philadelphia, PA
Thu Jul 23, 2009
Buyers always want to look for the bottom of the market to get "the best deal" but in all reality, an average homeowner lives in a home 5 years. If you are looking to buy a home and then instantly make money on it, you are really looking as an investor and should look for cashflow which wont apply to a primary residence.

You could wait a few months and see if prices do come down or if you like the home, negioate a price you are happy with a month and can afford. If you think you will move in less than a few years then I would say continue to rent.
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