Welcome to this week’s edition of Zillow Real Estate Advice Corner, a video blog series in which Zillow COO Spencer Rascoff and others from Zillow address current and lively real estate questions posed on Zillow Blog and Zillow Advice.

Today, Spencer discusses all the factors involved in deciding whether now is the right time to buy a home.

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About the Author

Lauren Riefflin manages news around Zillow Mobile communications and works closely with Zillow's real estate economists in preparing Zillow's real estate market reports. She also focuses on celebrity real estate news as both a Zillow Blog author and manager of celebrity content relationships.

  • Real Estate, Homes for Sale

    If not now, then when? The market can’t be down forever. It just takes a few brave souls to kick-start the market again.

  • Montreux Real Estate

    Spencer, I think you make some valid points! It’s tough (if impossible) to call the top or bottom in anything, let alone real estate. I tell my clients, “Buy the home you dream about living in.” If you find that home, and it works for you, go for it! Now is a great time.

  • Cynthia Tilleman

    Great advice for buyers and sellers. I have a few buyers who are waiting for the bottom or who are trying to time when that will be. I tell them don’t wait because interest rates are at an all time low and they could go up anytime and then you will pay more.

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