Robert J. Bruss

Editor’s note: Robert Bruss passed away on Sept. 26, 2007. This was one of the last real estate columns he wrote. Inman News is publishing Bob’s last work as a final salute to the nation’s most well-known real estate writer.

If you are “cash challenged” or “credit challenged,” don’t let that stop you from buying a house or condominium in the current buyer’s market. Home sellers and home builders, as well as their real estate agents, have never been more eager to sell you a home.

Forget what you read or heard about the “subprime” mortgage market. That’s a very small fraction of the home sales market. Don’t let it affect your desire to buy a home.