In states with declining populations easier to get rentals and buy a home. With the increase in population in some states, then rental prices are going up and a shortage of homes to buy. This will cause building prices to go up and harder for 1st time home buyers to get a loan. The American dream of home ownership will not happen. RIGHT NOW INTEREST RATES ARE STILL LOW. Call your Realtor to look at & buy a home – also checking with your lender.