Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They're Telling You Not to Buy
Posted by Jordan Matin on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM By Jordan Matin / December 11, 2017 Comment
The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong! Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. As an example, below is a graph from the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor showing the percentage of median income needed to buy a medium-priced home in the country today in comparison to prior to the housing bubble and bust. As we can see, the percentage necessary is less now than in those time periods. The Mortgage Monitor also explains that home affordability is better today than it was in the late 1990s in 47 of 50 states.