With all the different loan products for that specific area, you definitely have some options.
But, I do agree, it all depends on your individual circumstance. If you have a job set up already, I would definitely do some research(I can bring you some literature if you'd like) and buy if you can.
OCPS(Orange County Public School) has a great website, and with over 30 magnet and charter schools in addition to public and private facilities- you have a wide variety to choose from.
If the job situation isn't secured or shaky, renting may be a better choice. Again research is the best place to start, but there's nothing like actually walking down the street to get a feel for a place. Rentals have gone up in price and down in availability as well.
Interest rates are definitely going up. I've seen it first hand-in my last two closings. If they hadn't locked in when they did, it would have been .5 higher-that was in a month's time! According to new legislation, original loan documents are no longer necessary for a bank to foreclose on a property. That to me, means that we should have access to the shadow inventory that we haven't had previously. Prices in the majority of 32828 are going up. I lived there over 13 years, raised my children there, participated in many community events, and am still only one zip code away.
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