The holiday season is in full swing, and that means 2022 is right around the corner. Now is the time to reflect on the year and set your new year’s resolutions, especially your homeownership goals. During that time, it is important to note why you need a real estate agent to help accomplish those goals.

Home Improvement
An agent can give you some insight into which home improvement projects offer the best return on investment.

You’ve been dreaming of a new home and you need some guidance on how to make it happen.  Inventory is tight right now, and you need help finding the home that’s the right fit for your lifestyle.

What is your home worth? 
An agent can do a comparable market analysis to see how much your home is worth. You could also discuss the staging tips, marketing strategies, and cosmetic updates that will help you sell your home for the highest possible price.

Sold. Now what?
You can’t seem to find anything by browsing listings online, and you need help from an agent figuring out how to find the right home while coordinating your purchase with your sale.

Bottom Line
Buy early in 2022 as interest rates are likely to climb throughout 2022 which will make the home buying costlier.  Currently, mortgage rates are between 2.5 percent to 3 percent, so an increase of 0.25 percent would increase your monthly expense by 20 percent, which is significant. Therefore, it is always best to buy now, instead of six months from now.

At Ashurst Niemeyer, we can help you take positive steps right now and make good decisions as you pursue your real estate dreams and goals. Just reach out to one of our agents to get started.