I was talking to friend today and he was not sure if now was the time to buy.  He was certain prices were going to fall.  Now he may be correct, but we wanted to see if his waiting would really save him money. 

We did a hypothetical exercise; we compared 2 scenarios.

  ·         1st - Buying today at today’s current market price and interest rate

·           2nd - a future date where the speculative market prices had dipped an additional 10% and the interest rates had moved back up to the 6% range. 

Guess what we found out?  In this example his waiting would have cost him! I included the numbers below.                                    

1st  Purchase Price $540,000.00                           2nd Purchase Price $600,000.00    

Down Payment 20.00%                                        Down Payment20.00%

Min Investment$120,000                                     Min Investment$108,000

Loan amount$480,000                                        Loan amount$432,000

Annual interest rate4.75%                                    Annual interest rate6.00%

Loan period in years30                                         Loan period in years30

Monthly P&I payment $2,503.91                             Monthly P&I payment $2,590.06

Number of payments360                                       Number of payments360

Total interest $421,406.60                                    Total interest  $500,420.98 
Total cost of waiting $79,014.38

This information was provided by Lani Furrows with BofA - 619.316.3106.  Thank you.

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