Boomerang Buyers-This is the gas on the fire for the continued boom of the Twin Cities Real Estate market
It’s estimated that 10% of the homes sold in 2013 will be to buyers who lost a home in the past five years. Approximately 500,000 buyers who may have thought they wouldn’t own a home anytime in the near future will be homeowners again.
It’s estimated that several million of these previous homeowners will purchase again in the next eight years. This kind of activity will contribute significantly to the housing recovery.
Some people thought that the housing crisis would cause a shift in values placed on owning a home but the boomerang buyers definitely don’t support that theory. Having a home of your own, where you can raise your family, share with your friends and feel safe and secure is still part of the American Dream.
The rising rents, increasing prices and low, low mortgage rates are also influencing buyers into the market. In many cases, it is cheaper to own that to rent.
All new buyers, including those who have experienced foreclosures or bankruptcies, must have good credit history and the ability to repay the loan. It just may not take as long to reestablish the credit as some would-be buyers might have thought. Are you curious to see if you are eligible to purchase again? Call me to discuss the options that might exist for YOU.
Read more about Bidding Wars This Spring
READ MOREPrevious: Bunch Your Property Taxes and Save-An Idea To Think About
Next: When to Sell the Temporary Rental-Twin Cities Area Accidental Landlords