If you are thinking about purchasing a home, don’t let negative or sensationalized headlines be your sole persuader. Even journalists who write many of the stories behind the headlines are rebelling against the idea that real estate is on its way out as the foundation of many Americans’ wealth. We’ve certainly had our ups and downs over the years, but that’s expected in every investment’s cycle. We are getting much closer to a sustained up cycle. Read as much as you can from the sources you trust. That way you’re most likely to make the right decision for you, and with confidence. Above all, don’t let trash talk rob you of one of the most opportune moments in real estate history.