Covid 19 made homebuying a chaotic nightmare. Many potential homebuyers have been left wondering what their next step should be due to the volatility in the market and the general uncertainty in the world.
While this is a confusing and scary time, you should know that you do not have to deal with the uncertainty in the housing market on your own. An experienced mortgage professional can help you determine how best to proceed in your quest to purchase a home. The experts at Rex Homes have provided additional helpful information on their blog here: https://blog.rexhomes.com/what-to-do-when-the-housing-market-and-the-world-get-turned-upside-down/
What Steps Should I Take When Buying a Home During This Time?
If at all possible, it would be a good idea to wait this volatile time out and let the housing market stabilize. However, as scary of a prospect as it may seem, if you absolutely need to buy a new home during this time, it can be done. Perhaps you need to move due to a new job. Or maybe your current home was damaged beyond repair.
Whatever your reasons for needing to move during the Covid 19 pandemic are, you can rely on trusted mortgage professionals to help you. Mortgage rates may be all over the place, but mortgage professionals are ready and willing to help you navigate the system and get you into your new home.
You should consider taking the following steps when purchasing a home during this period:
- Determine Your Budget for Your Home. How much are you able to spend during this time? Make sure that you aren’t basing this on “normal” times, as the pandemic has significantly shifted what you can expect to spend.
- Narrow Down the Area You Would Like to Move to. Have a sense of where you would like to live based on your individual needs such as school system, proximity to work, and any other factors that are important to you in your home community.
- Contact a Mortgage Professional. If you are uncomfortable with meeting in person, or unable to meet in person, mortgage professionals can do nearly everything that is needed over the internet or over the phone. In this day and age, much of the research for homebuying is done online already. You don’t want to be stuck in a situation where your rates fluctuate to such an absurd degree that you can no longer afford to buy. Let a mortgage professional guide you through the process and ensure that you get into your new home in one smooth transition.
Consider Refinancing Your Current Home Mortgage
If you find yourself in a position where you would benefit by completing a refinancing process, now is a good time to do it. Refinancing rates are dipping to a level equal to those present during the previous financial crisis.
If you are able to stay where you are and wait a bit longer before buying a new home, that is likely the wisest course of action. However, if you do plan to purchase a new home during this time, a mortgage professional can help.