Rents are rising. Mortgage rates will go up (when and how much is anyone’s guess) and Fannie Mae is offering closing cost incentives as well as lower down payment and PMI reductions.

So it now seems like the time for first time homebuyers to turn their attention to real estate purchases is right.

Perhaps many are unaware of these factors. Perhaps buyers are being conservative based upon the last housing bubble. It could also be a lack of confidence in future income. I do not know. What I do know is that I would be willing to help buyers with information to make good future decisions regarding real estate.

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Why rents will rise again this year

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=5&id=322042