For Some, Now Is The Time To Buy A Home

This is a must read article below from The Wall Street Journal.  Homes are more affordable and interest rates are low.  Now is the time to buy!!!

The new buyers are being lured in by home prices that are down about 25% from their peak levels in mid-2006, according to the S&P/Case-Schiller Index. In some markets, prices have dropped even further — slumping around 40% in Phoenix, Miami and Las Vegas. Lower mortgage rates have also helped make real estate more affordable, and as houses languish on the market longer, more homeowners are willing to negotiate. With Congress considering plans to sweeten a tax credit for first-time home buyers, the picture could get even brighter.

“Buyers are now coming back into those hard-hit markets to take advantage,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors’ association. “It’s a buyer’s market.””

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123431356988570855.html?mod=todays_us_personal_journal