Dear Monica: I am trying to buy a home and am not sure whether I should wait until after spring when there aren’t so many buyers trying to do the same thing. But then with the IPOs happening, prices may be affected. What would you advise? Karen G.
Dear Karen: My advice to you would be to continue to look for a good property and when you find it, don’t hesitate to make an offer if it meets your housing and financial needs. There are a few Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the calendar this year and while you should keep apprised of market forces, you needn’t let this dissuade you from buying a home. Real estate in this area is strong and interest rates are currently very attractive.