First Time Buyers

Home Sweet Home!

Nothing is more exciting than owning your own home and decorating it with your personal style and taste.  The important first steps towards buying your first home can be a little intimidating.  We daily hear less than encouraging news about the economy, job growth, the deficit, and foreclosures.  Rather than being hesitant, you should think of it as the time to seize opportunities, the smart thing to do, and likely the best investment you will make.  The reasons to begin your home search are easy to list.

1.  The buying vs. renting benefits of appreciation, tax benefits, and equity growth make it a no-brainer.

2. Interest rates are at historical lows now, allowing you to qualify to borrow more and buy more.

3. Home prices in Austin represent a great value.  Compared to the rest of the country what you get for your money in central Texas is more than many other markets around the country.

4. You are being gifted up to $8,000 by the taxpayers of America to become a smart, home-owning citizen.  Don’t Miss This OPPORTUNITY.  April 30, 2010 is the deadline for you to find your new home.  This may be the final opportunity since at this time, there is no reason to believe that the Tax Credit for Home Buyers will again be extended after April 30, 2010.

5.  Believe it or not, a housing shortage is being predicted for the Austin market in 2010.  According to an article published Feb. 15, 2010 by Steve Cook in Real Estate Economy Watch, construction starts for new homes at this time are just not keeping up with the projected demands for the coming years.  When demand exceeds supply, prices and competition for available properties can only go UP!  Buyers will then be house hunting and competing with other buyers in a seller’s market.