Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

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Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

It’s no secret that many prospective homebuyers are finding the current real

estate market challenging. One of the more unexpected consequences of the

Covid pandemic was the hyper-focus on one’s home. This has resulted in a robust

market where sellers are seeing advancing home sales prices and multiple offers.


While competition is fierce, clearly for sellers to sell, they need buyers. If your goal

is to find a new home this year, there are a couple of ways you can maximize your

ability to have your offer accepted.


Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

1. Act Early - There are a couple of reasons why home buyers should start early

this year. With rising inflation, interest rates are likely to rise this year. While

conventional wisdom may suggest lower real estate prices with an increase

in mortgage rates, this is a gamble. Lower interest rates can not only save

homeowners thousands of dollars over a 30-year term but also provides

better buying power with lenders, providing more choices.

2. Buy Now and Move Later - The rapid pace of the current market affects not

only buyers but sellers as well. In a typical market, sellers often have weeks

or months to find their replacement property. Buyers can sweeten their

offer by asking about the seller’s needs and allowing them extra time to

move, offering to close quickly but renting to the sellers for 2-3 months to

allow them time to find their new home.


The bottom line is that home loan rates and home prices will likely continue to

advance throughout 2022. Potential homebuyers who move quickly can maximize

their buying power and ability to win the home.