What is the housing market doing? Forecastors suggest 2018 will be the third best year in real estate history. Although inventories are down 6.4% we are still on track to sell 2 million homes. We are currently running a deficit with inventories but prices are up and inventories during the summer will pick up. Also important, interest rates are still at historical low. Rates are rising a bit but money is still cheap. My suggestion is to borrow as much money from the bank as you can and keep your cash on hand.