US News & World Report. Sep 18, 2013
By Sabah Karimi
If you've been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home, the last quarter of 2013 might just be the time to do it.
Rates on fixed-rate loans are still appealing, and experts say it's still cheaper to buy than rent. Some financial institutions are also a little more lax with their loan qualification requirements this year.
Here are seven reasons to buy a home by the end of the year:
1. Mortgage rates are still dropping.