By Ken Horst curated from kcmblog.com -

5 Reasons You Should Buy a Home NOW!

Here are five good reasons to start getting serious about buying a home now versus waiting.  In addition, a friend of mine recently shared on her Facebook page that she had two full price offers on her Minneapolis home for sale after just 10 days.

Many potential buyers are waiting until they can be 100% sure the real estate market has fully recovered before making the move to purchase a home. Here are five reasons why waiting might not make sense any longer:

The latest Case Shiller Home Price Index revealed that home prices have appreciated 5.5% over the last year. This is occurring across the nation as increases were reported in 19 of 20 metros. The Home Price Expectation Survey, which polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts, calls for continued appreciation over the next five years.

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