This year should be a great year to buy and to refinance! Rates hopefully will stay at all time lows and if you are in the market to purchase, home prices should stay relatively low. I do, however believe that sometime in July 2009, we will start to see a turnaround in the real estate market. I feel that housing prices will start to stabalize and possibly even appreciate 1-3% and interest rates will stay low and consistent. There you have it, my prediction!