Realtor.com: Waiting to buy a home could cost tens of thousands

Julie C. Nichols General

Reblogged from: Housingwire – Trey Garrison

Almost $20K lost for waiting just one year, far more in hottest markets

With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become very steep, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released today by realtor.com.

The report examines a wide range of factors, including the long-term financial impact of owning versus renting a home, the likely monetary gain renters forego in waiting to buy and the financial benefits of homeownership by market.

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