Most Fairfield residents aspire to own their own home at some stage in their lives, but how do you know when it’s the right time to take the plunge into the property market?
To answer simply, the sooner you get into the property market, the better off you will be in the long run.
It’s true that buying a property isn’t always easy and it will probably be the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime, but the cost to buy a home is only going to go up over time. Also by buying a home earlier you will be able to pay your home loan off sooner, putting you in a much better financial position in the future.
If you’re still young then you might not be too concerned about things like retirement and future wealth, but no doubt you will still agree that you don’t want to retire someday with a home loan that hasn’t been paid off yet.
If you have been thinking about buying a home then now is an opportune time as interest rates are at a record low and there are still many affordable properties available in the Fairfield area. If you’re a first homebuyer you may also be able to take advantage of stamp duty concessions and the $15,000 First Home Owner Grant for new homes.
Interest rates have been holding steady for 17 months now and many financial experts believe that they will remain on hold for awhile longer still, which provides a great opportunity to pay off a home loan quickly and to negotiate a good home loan deal with your home loan provider. If you’re concerned about rising interest rates, now might also be a good time to lock in a fixed interest rate.
Those in the Fairfield area who are already spending money on rent each week may be surprised to learn that it won’t cost that much extra each week to pay off a home loan, and you will be making payments and building equity for your own future, not for somebody else’s.
If you want to get into the Fairfield property market but don’t know where to begin then you might like to read through the tips already found on our blog, such as “First Home Buying Basics”.
If you would like to look at properties available to buy in Fairfield then visit our website professionalsfairfield.com.au.