To be honest Dana that's what bothers me about this being thrown about for homebuyers. The suggestion that someone should hurry up and buy because of it seems more like a "come on" than real "expertise".
If it's for real, Great! I've heard different things about some states working on something also. But everyones seems to say, later, over there, I heard, they said. I think advice or announcements from those claiming "expertise" should be far more helpful or accurate than that when it suggests people should buy or puts out the hope to some that now they might be able to.
If the public learns it's just one more positive spin that never existed or just a gamble for them I do not think it's going to be a good thing for those in the industry. Better safe than sorry for the industry at this time and far more effective in gaining Trust by being Open/Honest about why people are asking this question in the first place.
The Industry wants Trust and the Consumer can only give that based on what they see and hear. If they give that Trust then a corner may be turned, but the #1 Question remains and has to be "Why" would they give that Trust at this time. It has to be based on more than the industry saying it "deserves" it.
They need to know they can trust the industry in general just as your cllients know they can trust you. They know they can trust you for a reason, you won't BS them to futher your own agenda.