There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.
As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.
Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?
Christina Boyle, Senior Vice President and Head of Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management at Freddie Mac, explains another benefit of securing a mortgage vs. paying rent:
“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you’ll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years – unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”
This holiday season, why not give yourself the gift of homeownership? Lock in your housing costs for the next 30 years and guarantee you are the one building wealth.
Eddie and Shanna Yandle are the owners and founders of Executive Construction Homes. Eddie Yandle has been in the
industry his entire life. In 1985, Eddie started working full time with his father, George (Butch) Yandle, in the underground utilities business. This company worked only for the local Greater Columbia and Lexington areas and allowed Eddie to gain expertise and knowledge in
homes in every stage of the process.
Eddie built his first personal home in 1989, soon after that he met his wife, Shanna. They quickly built four homes together and Eddie started the beginning of Executive Construction Homes, LLC. Eddie Yandle became focused on building with superior quality and enduring value. Shanna now serves as office manager while Eddie keeps busy in the field. Staying involved in the building process is very important to Eddie Yandle. From designing the home, to personally inspecting the details, Eddie ensures the home is what the customer expected at their purchase contract. Eddie and Shanna are now raising two beautiful children.
In 2012, Eddie Yandle has met all the requirements for membership and has been voted by the Master Builder Committee to be accepted as a Certified Master Builder of South Carolina (CMB). In order to reach this level, Yandle had to participate in 20 hours of continuing education, provide reference letters from customers and business associates, assure a one-year warranty on all his homes and show at least five years’ experience in home building . The education alone sets him apart from all other builders because the state of South Carolina does not require licensed builders to maintain any level of continuing education.
Eddie Yandle, of Executive Construction Homes is now one of the select groups of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Green Professional (CGP) educational designation, identifying him as an Owner/Homebuilder with the skills and the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into new home and remodeling projects. The CGP curriculum includes three days of training from leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for integrating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction.
Eddie Yandle of Executive Construction Homes, Inc. was elected as 2016 President of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA), formerly the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, at the Annual Meeting of the Membership held October 8, 2015. He will assume the duties of President in January 2016.
Executive Construction Homes, LLC is a multi award-winning builder being recognized by the Greater Columbia Home Builders Association. Eddie spends his free time not only with his family but other community related functions. Together the Yandles’ involvement in the Columbia, SC area has brought over 600 new homes to families as of January 2015. With a growing staff, and a demand for affordable and custom homes , Executive Construction Homes has a drive to continue in all directions of the Columbia real estate market for many years
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4%. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by this time next year.
An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.
3. Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage
There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.
As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.
Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?
4. It's Time to Move on With Your Life
The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.
But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?
Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.
If purchasing a home for you and your family is the right thing for you to do this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.
We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.
Recently , HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear off their credit reports over the next five years and that this could “ possibly send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market. ”
The chart below shows the total number of bankruptcies filed by year in the US over the last 10 years. The light blue bars represent over 3.3 million people who have already waited the 7 years necessary for their reports to no longer include their bankruptcies.
ICEHOUSE AMPHITHEATER: The 246th Army Band will play a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3, before a fireworks display. 107 W. Main St., Lexington.
SALUDA SHOALS PARK: The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s Star-Spangled Symphonic Salute is 8 p.m. Monday, July 3. 5605 Bush River Road. $5 per car.LEXINGTON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL: There’s something oh so American about a day that includes a peach recipe contest, a car show, a peach parade, live music and, obviously, fireworks. The festival starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Gilbert Community Park with fireworks at 10 p.m. 110 Rikard Circle, Gilbert.
"Star Spangled Symphonic Salute" Concert | Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra
Saluda Shoals Park!
Patriotic concert at Saluda Shoals Park! Broadway songs, patriotic music and sing-a-longs. Bring picnic blanket or chair. Children's activities. 7pm. More here.
246 Army Band | Icehouse Amphitheater
Monday, July 3, 2017
Uncle Sam Jam | Mount Pleasant Pier
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase . Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.
However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac ). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement since the beginning of the year: