"It is an unbelievable time for people to save money," said Jason Mitchell, CEO of Jason Mitchell Real Estate Company.
Mitchell says right now, interest rates are at the lowest level they have ever seen.
"We are at an unprecedented time where we can see rates at 2%," said Mitchell.
Much of the fear of the coronavirus has, in turn, led to the low rates. Mitchell says many local homebuyers are taking advantage.
"Right now, what I tell people is even if you don’t get your first or second home, you make the offer and stay the course because rental rates are extremely high," said Mitchell.
Mitchell, however, says there are things to look out for. He says people should extend the typical closing period from 30-45 days to 45-60 days, because during this kind of environment, banks are becoming inundated with processing.
In all, Mitchell says it is a historic time, and he is reminding people to take advantage of it.
“This low, it’s just crazy," said Mitchell.
Mitchell says the market is almost too aggressive, in the sense that so many people want to buy, and there aren’t enough homes. He says for that reason, people should capitalize on the interest rates and don’t necessarily look for their dream home right now.
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