More home buyers have a better chance now than at any other time in nearly a half decade to negotiate a home-buying deal that costs less and comes with some concessions thrown in.
In many locations, buyers will find a glut of new homes, more motivated sellers, foreclosures, auctions, short sales and other market conditions that can make it a really good time to buy.
That doesn’t mean throw caution to the wind. Here’s how to begin to navigate today’s housing market, step-by-step, and make a good deal without getting taken.
Begin with making a personal “right-time-to-buy” decision. If you stretch financially beyond your means to go after lower-priced homes, foreclosures or short sales, you could be setting yourself up for failure. Today’s housing market is littered with home owners who borrowed more than they could afford.
On the other hand, if you wait for…CONTINUED >>>