Loans By Kathy: Warning for Spring Home Buyers!

Warning for Spring Home Buyers!

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Yes, this is a warning for spring home buyers!  The holiday season is approaching rapidly and everyone tends to be in the festive holiday spending mood.  This practice could easily delay, or completely derail your plans for a new home purchase in the first quarter of 2016.  This is the advice I give to all of my clients so they don't sabotage their goals.

Here are some suggestions that will keep you on track:

  1. MAKE A BUDGET for your holiday spending.  Be sure to break down the amount to be spent on gifts, travel, holiday entertaining, etc.
  2. STICK TO THE BUDGET!  Don't get caught up in the retailer's web and spend more than you plan.
  3. PAY CASH whenever possible.  Driving up the balance owed on your credit card can result in a lower credit score in January or February even if you plan to pay them off.  Remember, you want the credit balance to be no more than 30-50% of your credit limit.

Keeping these simple rules in mind will help you be on your way to a new home in the new year. 

 

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The opinions and general information in this blog are soley those of Kathy Sheehan.  Specifics regarding an individual case should be discussed in detail with a loan professional.  For a confidential consultation, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.  All terms and conditions are subject to change.

 

Comment balloon 5 commentsKathy Sheehan • November 12 2015 09:30AM

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Kathy: This is really good advice for all future buyers. It is so easy to get carried away over the holidays and not be able to buy in the spring because of decisions made now.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 2 years ago

Thanks Anita!  Over the years I have lost count of the number of clients that have spent too much during the holidays and then can't buy until May or June.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 2 years ago

Kathy- this is such good advice for all of us but especially for anyone thinking of buying a home soon.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 years ago

Thanks Kathy!  It is always disappointing when overspending derails a client's plan for a home purchase.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 2 years ago

Nice tips to get those home buyers ready for their spring purchase. Being ready to buy is such an important step to take...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 2 years ago

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