Should you buy now or wait? I have been asked this by potential buyers a lot recently because of how home prices have increased over the last 10 years. To help me answer this question, I have invited Steve Hankla of Doorway Home Loans to talk about what it costs today to buy a home versus what it may cost a year from now.

“Steve Hankla joins me to talk about what a home would cost you today versus what it would to wait a year.”

I have provided timestamps so that you can jump to the section(s) that are of most interest to you.

0:45 – A background on our current market

2:05 – The factors you need to consider

2:40 – Looking at past rates and our potential correction

3:50 – The affordability investment analysis chart

5:20 – Why borrowing from your 401(k) could be a good option

6:05 – The tax benefits of buying instead of renting

If you have any additional questions for Steve, you can reach out to him at (714) 470-5626 or email him at

And, as always, if you have any buying or selling questions, please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.