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One Reason to Buy Before December 12, 2009

Get it Now Before it's Gone!

I recently heard from a lender friend of mine that very soon Fannie Mae will be rolling out stricter guidelines for underwriting. Part of me says, “well about time” and another part of me is really thinking about how this will affect Buyers? Apparently, their current guidelines are debt to income ratios of 55%.  As of December 12th, this will go to 45% with the occasional consideration going up to 50%.  How does this actually affect Buyers?

1. If there was a home that you could qualify for buying today, you may not after December 12, 2009/
2. Your purchasing power will shrink. To put in relative terms for the Holidays, if you could afford a 20 lb. Turkey today, you may only be able to afford a 16-17 lb. Turkey in 2 weeks…

Moral of the story, if there’s a property on the market you’re eyeing today that’s in reach, it may not be 2 weeks from now. My suggestion is to contact your lender & see how this affects you & get a hold of your agent to help you secure the property before it’s no longer in reach!

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David

November 27, 2009

On the other hand, with less qualified buyers, prices will go down. Same with 20 lb turkeys.

David

November 27, 2009

On the other hand, with less qualified buyers, prices will go down. Same with 20 lb turkeys.

David Buck

November 27, 2009

Agreed! Supply & Demand is creates the markets 🙂

David Buck

November 27, 2009

Agreed! Supply & Demand is creates the markets 🙂

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

November 27, 2009

Aloha, David and David… while theoretically, supply and demand normally “creates” the markets, there are definitely many areas and neighborhoods on the Big Island that are impervious to these market conditions. The Four Seasons Hualalai, for example, has started raising their prices because they’ve had such great sales this year, and of course, at their price points, many buyers are cash buyers and financing is simply a non-issue. Check out this video from the CEO of Hualalai: http://cityspurspotlight.cityspur.com/2009/11/26/record-breaking-resort/

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

November 27, 2009

Aloha, David and David… while theoretically, supply and demand normally “creates” the markets, there are definitely many areas and neighborhoods on the Big Island that are impervious to these market conditions. The Four Seasons Hualalai, for example, has started raising their prices because they’ve had such great sales this year, and of course, at their price points, many buyers are cash buyers and financing is simply a non-issue. Check out this video from the CEO of Hualalai: http://cityspurspotlight.cityspur.com/2009/11/26/record-breaking-resort/

Staten Island Real Estate Agent

December 1, 2009

That’s an extremely good point. It going to affect buyers and their ability too quality for a mortgage that they would have. It there is anyone on the boarder line right now, this is the time too jump across.

Staten Island Real Estate Agent

December 1, 2009

That’s an extremely good point. It going to affect buyers and their ability too quality for a mortgage that they would have. It there is anyone on the boarder line right now, this is the time too jump across.

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