Why you should not buy a home?
High Debt Ratios
Lenders change the rules all the time for debt ratios.
If bills eat up 50% of your gross income every month, you probably cannot afford a mortgage payment on top of those expenses.
Consider paying down or paying off your credit cards before buying a home.
Is buying a house really worth it?
Owning a house is an investment, except that it’s really not. Home ownership is a vital wealth-building tool, aside from the fact that it’s financial suicide. Historically, the returns for owning a home outpace stocks, although actually they don’t. Homeownership used to be an accessible, affordable option.
Should I buy a house now or wait until 2020?
The economy and interest rates. Interest rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 and rise in 2021. As of February 2020, rates fell for the third week in a row to 3.45% for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Thus, it might be better to wait until 2021 when the market is expected to cool down further.”
Is it a bad time to buy a home?
More Americans say now is a bad time to buy a home. Just 21% of Americans say now is a good time to buy a home, a drop from 28% in September, according to a monthly sentiment survey by Fannie Mae. There was also a decline in the share of people who think now is a good time to sell a home, from 44% to 41%.