good site ....thx
A lot of people around me are starting to buy or considering buying a home
Found this great website that compares how much you would make/lose depending on which way you go.
Depends on how much the property will appreciate/depreciate. This calculator assumes the home will appreciate by 4% every year by default
- Link to Housemath.us
Thank you for using Spoofee.com
I was told the rule is this: Never pay interest on a depreciating asset. I.E.: Buy property, lease cars.
Do buy property (it appreciates) but only lease cars (immediate depreciation) ...but I can't remember which finance guru said it and last night I was listening to Ramsey and he said DON'T lease cars, buy used ones..so now I don't know what the heck is right!
And property only appreciates if you're willing to hold it for a while, if you're looking to flip (<1 year) or only hold for the short term (<3 years) and the market is bad, you might end up eating a hefty fee to dump a house that no one wants and that you've not had enough time to build any equity in.
In many markets in the US, real estate values are going down. In this sort of climate, it may make better financial sense to rent, until prices stabilize. This sort of follows cybermom's rule -- don't buy something that goes down in value.
My wife and I are the type to buy a car and drive it for years so buying new for us works since we will be keeping it for years.
I like buying things that have gone down in value so I get the best value. Houses are no different some of the lowest prices in years and yet some people say not too.
I expected more on a deal site where people usually see an opportunity
Prices may go lower but in the long run you should do well. Don't second guess yourself if your thinking of buying then you should. You'll be very glad you did 5-10 years from now
But, the fact is that home prices in major US markets are down over 13% these past 12 months. Prices are predicted to continue falling for at least another year. If I were in the market for a home, I'd be planning on holding off for a while at least. In the long run value will appreciate, but why start of 5 or 10% in the red if I don't have to?
To rent an average house in my area is about $2000 a month times 12 thats $24,000 will a house he's looking at fall another $24,000 probably not.
Your Number not mine if it happens an AVG $150,000 house at 5% $7500 at 10% $15,000
Look at the tax breaks of owning a house write off of mortgage interest and property taxes makes the amount saved even more.
I see losing a lot more than you are saving by waiting
Last edited by RobG; 04-29-2008 at 06:09 PM.