Analysing The Cost of Waiting to Purchase

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While inventory levels are low and it is difficult to find a suitable home, buyers should not loose faith as delaying the purchase will cost them.

Below you will see the assumption of a 700K purchase at current rates of 4.75% resulting in a monthly mortgage cost of $2,921.

Delaying the purchase by one year means that the same $560,000 of loan amount will cost at 5.5% $3,180 per months or $259/mo more.

Assuming an slight economic correction in the not so distant future, resulting in a modest drop in home prices in 2021 and the consequent lower interest rates to boost the economy starting 2022, a home owner would have lost $259/mo and over 4 years a total of $12,432. 

We further assume a monthly rental cost of $3,500/mo until the purchase in 2019.

Home values are still going to increase overall by 3.5% and more in the “hot price ranges of 500-850K” due to lack of inventory and a strong economy.

Result: A 700K home purchase in one year will cost a buyer $78,932 more next year – or 10%, not taking tax advantages of home ownership into consideration. If that home buyer has a 30Yr fixed mortgage, the additional cost to wait for a year would be $93,240+$42,000+$24,500= $159,740.

It does not make any financial sense to deliberately delay the purchase of a home right now!

Please call, email or text me at  201-310-1260   or   tHorkenbach@gmail.com   to take a look at your personal scenario.