The news media slant…beware

Despite the Idaho Statements best efforts to thwart the local real estate market many feel there has never been a better time to buy a home.  Mortgage rates have fallen for 8 consecutive weeks (a 50 year low), the local housing affordability has never been better and although home prices are expected to continue to decline the long term benefits of homeownership remain intact. Prices declined as much as 7.5% in April but according to CoreLogic if you exclude the distressed sales the market only declined 0.5%. Read more