At the time of writing this post, loan rates were down to about 4.5%. Unemployment was up to over 10%. Tempting as the rates may be, some people are scared to commit to a home purchase because they might be out of a job soon.
I spoke with a high level executive at B of A, and they are trying to do something about that. They actually have a home buyer protection program where they will pay 6 months of your home loan (P&I) if you get hurt or lose your job. Not a bad deal, but you do have to commit to the loan at first. No one want a home buyer to lose their job.
I know this next point isn't exactly related, and I am a bit off topic, but I added a link to my Fremont real estate agent http://www.MyColdwellBankerHome.com. Nothing new, I know, but we have found that those buyers who come in the office are more likely to be successful in buying their home. It's about commitment. I think buyers feel better knowing that they have a professional office and an agent that is full-time working for them. Likewise the agent feels better about working hard for their client who takes time out of their day and physically walks into the office to get a clear understanding of what they as a home buyer need to do.
So, if I were to try and link he opening paragraph with this closing, I would have to say that commitment plays a big part in buying a home in both getting the loan and sticking with the real estate office that is helping you get one. Let us know how we can help.
By Jeff Pereyda
By Jeff Pereyda