With the switching of the calendar from 2016 to 2017 it isn’t unusual to set some goals for the new year. Every new year tends to bring in changes that have a significant impact on the year and with the ringing in of 2017, some are predicting some big changes that will effect the real estate market which might also influence your goals for 2017.
Although mortgage rates rose slightly in 2016 and are predicted to rise again as the year progresses, experts are stating there is no reason to panic
. However, if buying a home is on your radar for this new year, there are some strategic tactics you may want to consider with the first being to get started on your home search now!
Anticipating a mortgage rate increase during the year, it stands to reason that the beginning of the year represents the best time to lock in rates
before the rate hike kicks in. Getting a jump on organizing your financial information to make getting pre-approved for a mortgage easier would be a sound step. This might also highlight some steps that could be taken to improve
your credit score if needed.
If selling your home is one of your goals for 2017, getting your home ready for market should be one of your top priorities as we enter the new year. If you are not sure where to start, please connect with me soon! Not only do I love what I do, I have had great success in getting homes sold in record time at top dollar! Being ranked the #1 RE/MAX agent in Western Pennsylvania and 21st
in the country is a testament to my experience.
Whether BUYING or SELLING, preparation is key! Give me call--- 412.310.7812 --- I consider helping my clients achieve their real estate goals a great honor and I always keep their best interest my top priority!
From my home to yours, I wish you peace, health, prosperity and MUCH HAPPINESS throughout 2017!