“At the peak of the real estate bubble, cities like Miami, Phoenix and Las Vegas were not affordable for many. Now the opposite is true,” said Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of Trulia.com.
“Home sellers in these hard hit areas are forced to lower their prices to compete with all the foreclosures on the market. As a result , these unattainable markets are so affordable it makes better financial sense to buy than rent.”
Here is how to calculate whether it will be cheaper for you to buy versus rent.
First, add up what you are paying for rent now. Add together your rent payment and what you pay for renter’s insurance. That is the monthly cost of renting.
Now, let’s add up the cost of home ownership. First, you have the monthly mortgage payment. Add in Home Insurance, Property Taxes, and any Homeowner’s Association Fees.
Now, subtract out the tax savings. To calculate that, take what you will be paying monthly for interest and property taxes. Multiply that by your combined state and federal tax rate.
That is your projected tax savings. Now you have the cost of homeownership and renting side by side to compare. This is good news if you are a home owner. Why? It means that we are closer to a real estate recovery.
Are you or someone you know looking to purchase a home? I will work to help you get the best deal. Send me an e-mail for a list of the 10 best deals in today’s market.
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When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (312) 953-6725
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Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.
However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.
We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.
This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.
You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.
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