With many changes happening throughout 2020, one thing has remained consistent; the growth of home purchase demand. The combination of historic low mortgage interest rates and lowering available homes for sale, the pressure has created home purchase demand.
The year of 2020 will be remembered by many people and for many reasons. The year was rocked by a pandemic with a ripple effect that created an economic recession; complex social unrest; and a highly polarized presidential election. Oh, and let’s not forget it was also a year of historically damaging wildfires and hurricanes!
Debates about the future of our national economy have always involved many different viewpoints and opinions. Economic advisors and experts build their opinions on a variety of factors, and it is interesting to read their diverse projections. One thing they cannot debate is the fact that our nation has had a decade of low interest rates.
Homeownership rates for the under 40 crowd have dropped notably in the past few years. Leading finance experts consider this a result of higher college debt, higher credit card debt, increases in childcare costs, and a lower inventory of starter homes.
The good news is many new loan programs are designed specifically to provide first time home buyers a better opportunity to qualify for financing in spite of the challenges they face.
Here are tips that can help a First Time Home Buyer: