These are turning out to be rather dark days for homebuyers, who are being stretched to breaking between rising mortgage rates on one end and rising home prices on the other.
The pain is real—but a home loan alone isn’t the whole picture.
We looked at real estate statistics for the week ending Sept. 17 in the latest installment of our “How’s the Housing Market This Week?” column. They suggest that buyers who brave the market today may find some surprisingly favorable conditions that could actually offset some of their financing woes. Read more