Top signs why it's the perfect time to become a homeowner

by TEAM Metrowest 09/03/2023

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For many, the homebuying journey often starts with getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Once approved, a buyer has a mortgage can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand. 

Identifying key signs can help you decide if it’s the right time to secure a mortgage loan. 

You're ready to upgrade from an apartment to a home

If you're tired of paying rent, purchasing a property offers a viable alternative. With a mortgage in hand, you can budget out for the purchase of a home and get a better idea of the type of home you can afford. 

You feel good about your credit score

Having a good credit score is fundamental in regard to applying for a mortgage loan as it demonstrates your credit history. A good credit score improves your chances of being approved and can even open the door to more benefits such as lower interest rates.  

If you feel your score may need to be improved before applying for a mortgage, consider taking steps such as cutting down debt or getting added as an authorized user to a credit account. 

It's a buyer's market

In a buyer's market, there’s typically an abundance of desirable homes and a shortage of buyers. This means a homebuyer may be able to negotiate with more options to purchase a home they desire for a great deal.  

By reviewing this housing market data, you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's market and determine whether it’s the ideal time for you to apply for a mortgage. You can do so by searching your local MLS for listing information in the area you wish to purchase a home. 

By acknowledging your housing goals, financial standing and doing real estate market research, you can determine if now is the right time for you to apply for a mortgage loan.

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TEAM Metrowest

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Consummate professionals who take your business seriously, this dynamic team employs thirty years of leadership, mentoring and management to adeptly serve their real estate clientele. Nicole and Robin, better known as TEAM Metrowest, have been a top producing team since their entry into real estate in 2009 with over 350 homes sold in over 70 cities and towns throughout the greater Boston and Metrowest areas.  Clients can count on prompt communications and a focus on details from a TEAM that cares as much about their client’s goals as they do about making a sale. In a business reliant upon referrals and repeat business, TEAM Metrowest prides itself on over 90% of their business coming directly from past clients.