In San Luis Obispo we have wonderful diversity of home styles, amenities and locations. You have the luxury of living on top of a mountain, the vast beauty of a low lying valley over looking vineyards or the privilege of living at or by the ocean. Our county offers a vast array of home buying possibilities to new and Moving-On-Up buyers.
Are you a Move-up buyer?
If you started out owning a 2 bedroom condo and now have the ability to purchase a larger home, you have the potential of being a move-up buyer. The definition is someone who owns a house, but wants to move into a bigger and better property. The Move-up is about growing your home buying expectations and taking a step up in home ownership.
What are the benefits?
One of the biggest benefits is low San Luis home prices. With interest rates and home prices being depressed the opportunity to buy more home for your dollar is a reality. All of this is relative. The facts are the house you are selling is not worth what it was at the peak of the market, but neither is that house you want to move up into. With the depressed costs for homes, you have the opportunity to buy more house now and reap the benefits of growing equity and your property value going up with time. A win win situation!
Ok!, lets do the math, easy math I promise:
So lets see if this is a good time to take advantage of the buying opportunities and if selling now and moving up might not be a bad idea to take advantage of.
As a first time home buyer you bought "Home-A" at the peak of the market it would have cost you $300K. If you were a move-up buyer and bought "Home-B" at the peak of the market it would have cost you $500K. The gap between the two prices is $200K. But if you bought "Home-A" at the down turn of the market it would cost you $270K and the cost for "Home-B" at the down turn of the market would have cost you $450K. The gap between the prices is $180K, a savings of $20K between buying at the peak of the market vs. the current downturn of the San Luis Obispo market.
So in this scenario you are getting more home for less money. This is the basic premise to why if you can "Move On Up" and buy a bigger home, now is the perfect time to do it. When prices are still low and Interest rates are under 6%.
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