This article in the Wall Street Journal explains near term changes in financing costs that you should be aware of if you contemplating purchase soon.

The short version is that the price and availability of mortgage money is about to go up.  This explains the how, the why, and the how much!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704520504576162632959543492.html?mod=djemRealEstate_h#printMode