Interest rates are a key consideration for most homebuyers. And, since they are at unprecedented lows—and have been for several years—it appears that the only direction that they can go is up. But don’t panic. Analysts at the National Real Estate Association predict that the central bank will keep rates low for the foreseeable future. Economic recovery is still the central concern on the government’s mind and an interest rate hike would have a catastrophic affect on that delicate process. So, rest easy—for the time being.