Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads home or condo than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying:
1. Supply Is Shrinking
With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams may become more difficult going forward. There are buyers in more and more markets surprised that there is no longer a large assortment of houses to choose from.
The best homes in the best locations sell first. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy. Inventory in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads has fallen consistently in 2012.
2. Price Increases Are on the Horizon
Prices will bounce along the bottom this winter. However, projections call for appreciation after that. Several studies and surveys call for price increases over the next few years starting in 2013. One such survey shows that prices will increase over 10% by 2016.
3. Rents Are Skyrocketing
Rents historically increase by 3.2% on an annual basis. A study issued earlier this year projects rent increases of 4% for the next two years. Trulia recently reported that rents this year have actually shot up by 5.4%.
4. Interest Rates Are at Historic Lows
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has kept interest rates low in an effort to stimulate a lethargic economy. He understands that low rates will help housing and housing is a key to bringing back the economy. As the economy approves, the need to keep rates low will no longer exist. The 30-year-mortgage rate before the financial crisis was 6.57% (August 2007).
5. Buy Low, Sell High
We would all agree that, when investing, we want to buy at the lowest price possible and hope to sell at the highest price. Housing can create family wealth as long as we follow this simple principle. Today, real estate is selling ‘low’. It’s time to buy.
Contact Dennis Blackmore with Creed Realty Virginia Beach for your Dream Home or Condo. A few of your dream homes are shown below:
See all Just Listed Virginia Beach Zip 23456 Homes for Sale.
(all data current as of 8/21/2014)
$385,000 : 2933 Chilton Place, Virginia Beach5 beds, 3 full baths
$449,000 : 2315 Seaboard Rd, Virginia Beach5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$234,900 : 3816 Big Bear Ct, Virginia Beach4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$314,900 : 2329 Rockingchair Ln, Virginia Beach3 beds, 2 full baths
$340,000 : 2512 Penshurst Way, Virginia Beach4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$589,500 : 2624 Copperhawke Drive, Virginia Beach5 beds, 3 full baths
$215,000 : 1700 Sunbeam Ct, Virginia Beach3 beds, 3 full baths
$337,000 : 2572 Seven Kings Rd, Virginia Beach4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$364,900 : 2421 Windy Pines Bnd, Virginia Beach4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$336,000 : 4768 Longmont Rd, Virginia Beach5 beds, 3 full baths
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