Your Guide to Buying a Home
When to Buy
Making the decision to buy is the first step in your home buying journey. So, how do you know when it’s the right time? We’re here to help you prepare to take the leap.
Identifying your price range will help you decide whether it’s the right time to buy. Using our Home Monthly Payment Calculator, experiment with different principal amounts, interest rates, down payments, taxes, and insurance to get an idea of what you can afford.
Whatever your reasons for buying, the local housing market conditions will play a factor in how you approach the buying process. An experienced real estate agent is familiar with the current market and whether or not it’s an optimal time to buy. You can also stay up to speed on your region’s latest real estate trends with the quarterly Gardner Report.
❱ When local market conditions favor buyers, you’ll have the leverage when buying a home. But how can you capitalize on this advantage as you search for a home? Here’s our guide to understanding a buyer's market.
❱ In markets where many buyers are competing for a limited number of available homes, sellers have the leverage. So, what’s a buyer to do? Here’s our guide to understanding a seller's market.
Homeowners who are looking for a new home while trying to sell their current one are often left with many questions, like whether to buy or sell first and how to make both transactions go through smoothly. Discover how to buy and sell a home at the same time.
Is now a good time to buy based on market conditions?
Find out what’s happening in your area and the factors that might impact the purchase of your next home. Read Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s latest economic and housing update in his quarterly GARDNER REPORT.
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