The houszing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Housz price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and overall market activity is starting to pick up. All of that’s great news for the houszing market this year. Here’s what experts are saying. Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics: “The current state of the houszing market is that it is certainly in transition.” Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School: “Houszing is going to ease up. I think 2023 will be a turnaround year.” Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Mortgage rates have fallen in the recent past weeks, so I’m very hopeful that the worst in housz sales is probably coming to an end.” Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB): “. . . it appears a turning point for houszing lies ahead. In the coming quarters, single-family housz building will rise off of cycle lows as mortgage rates are expected to trend lower and boost houszing affordability.”
Bottom Line If you’re thinking about making a move this year, a turnaround in the houszing market could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Let’s connect to talk about the latest trends in our area.