The road to homeownership doesn't have to be scary. You just need the right professionals by your side to help you along the way.
If you've never owned a home and you're thinking now might be a good time for you to buy, the first thing many people will do is go online and find a mortgage calculator to determine how much "home" they can afford. While that may be a good starting point, there are many things to consider. For example, property taxes can vary greatly from state to state, and even town to town. If you live in New Jersey like me, property taxes will play a large part when it comes time to consider where you will buy, and how much you can afford. Another major factor in understanding how much you can afford is the mortgage interest rate. Just a half of a percent (0.5%) can increase your monthly payment significantly! In recent years, the mortgage rates have been at historic lows, but that road has taken a turn and rates are on the rise. Mortgage rates are still currently quite low at around 4.2%, but that number is projected to climb and can be close to 5% by the end the year.
"I met Mark and his team at RE/MAX Supreme several months ago while searching for a home. Although the market was slow Mark insisted on us looking around to find the perfect house and we did. He was bound and determined that we find a home not only that was beautiful but functional for our person needs. Mark is an excellent broker and is an asset in the community. I would recommend Mark for the purchase of a home as well as an office. He is extremely knowledge of the area and takes into consideration the people who are purchasing the home.
It has been a pleasure working with Mark. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a new home. "