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“Waiting to buy into the housing market right now is like waiting to start contributing to your 401(k) when the S&P is near historic lows,” says the bullish analyst. “You’re losing out on the time value of money — and you’re missing out on a great buying opportunity.”
There’s one more argument for buying, says Smoke. He characterizes a mortgage as a forced savings account, since you pay down principal each month.
Generation Y workers in the Bay Area earn the largest salaries in the U.S. for their age group, one more reason to suspect that demand for real estate will persist, as this demographic represents the largest share of homebuyers.