The low cost of money lets Americans ditch loads of mortgage debt.
Meanwhile, foreclosures and other distressed homes are holding home prices down in many areas.
Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows. But other factors are driving up the total cost of a home loan.
The agency's chief economist goes against the grain on the housing market's future, siting jobs and low mortgage rates.
There are all kinds of good reasons to buy a house right now, but you could minimize the benefits with these missteps.
News from Japan and the Middle East have driven mortgage rates lower.
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