Just so you know — its coming — and it is not going to be pretty.
‘And what, exactly, are you referring to?’ you may ask.
I am referring to the spring market — and if you are planning to buy a home this spring, you need to get prepared to be a part of what is going to be a likely unpleasant experience.
Wait, what?!? Buying a house is supposed to be wonderful and satisfying and amazing and fulfilling! It is where are going to raise our family and put down roots. We are going to have a yard and a white picket fence and the birds will chirp, the flowers will bloom, music will play and we will skip through the front door to our dream house! And we will get a 3% mortgage and build equity and experience the American Dream! What are you talking about?!?
Buying a home should be all of the things mentioned above, and more. And they still can be, if you know what you are doing.
For the most part, the issues in buying a home now are