July 31st, 2009 9:39 PM by Jane Bartlett
So we are finally hearing some good news for a change! I think it is great to be able to turn on the TV and there it is...a reporter talking about some positive things that are happening. I heard just this evening...that consumers are what is holding up the process. It would be great if consumers felt comfortable enough to go out and spend, spend, spend! I have the solution...why not just go out and buy a home! :) On a serious note...it is a very good time to buy...interest rates are very low, and there are so many homes on the market to choose from. Before buying, be certain that buying is the best step for you and that you can afford to make the payments. Be cautious of buying a home up to your maximum approved amount. Try to determine what a good monthly payment amount is and ask your lender to pre-qualify you based upon that payment. This will help to keep you within your budget and prevent you from becoming interested in a home that is within your purchase price range, but over your monthly budget amount.
Until next time...selling real estate here in Goldsboro, NC...