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Resist home-buying pressure, Suze Orman advises

September 22, 2013 at 9:46 PM

CNBC – Published: Wed., 18 Sep 2013
By: Sakina Spruell | Producer

The recent rise in housing prices and the decrease in supply in certain parts of the country have some people willing to spend every nickel they have to get into the market now.

But Suze Orman warns hopeful homebuyers not to be hasty and end up house poor.

On Saturday's episode of "The Suze Orman Show," Jean of California asked Orman if it would be wise to tap her savings and retirement to put down 50 percent on a townhouse to ensure that she gets approved despite her income situation. Jean, 43, is going through a divorce and working at a temporary job but insists on buying a home now.

"The reason I must buy now is I found this fabulous location. It's a new build in Southern California, and … right now in Southern California there's no inventory," she told Orman.

To add to the sense of urgency, home values rose 12.2 percent in the second quarter from compared with the same period last year, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Even with such growth, though, Orman advised caution.


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