It seems like I have been saying this for years but now would be a fantastic time to buy a property. As interest rates drop the payment on the mortgage falls. What is surprising is how much. Say you have a $300,000 mortgage at 6% right now. 6% used to be a great rate. Anyway, right now for the same amount of monthly payment you can purchase a home with a $375,000 mortgage. That is $75,000 of free money! The effects can even be more dramatic if you have been in your home and have accumulated some equity. I am working with a buyer now who is purchasing a home $150,000 greater than their old home and their payment will be virtually the same. Did I say this is a great time to buy?