After months of hanging low, coming soon listings jumped to the highest they have been since the beginning of September… a good sign the real estate market is bouncing back to life. Tradition says that spring market starts after the Super Bowl… this is a sign we are on our way to increased new listings right on target. Pending sales continue their steady rise, with multiple offers also increasing. The market is thawing in synch with our temperatures.
Money reported in the graph below from Freddie Mac how interest rates are trending down, bringing buyers back to the market with increased affordability.
Read how experts are predicting a market turnaround in 2023 in the article below from our blog at Keeping Current Matters.
Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – shensrud@HomesMSP.com
The housing 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. Home 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 housing market this year. Here’s what experts are saying.
Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics:
“The current state of the housing market is that it is certainly in transition.”
Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School:
“Housing 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 home 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 housing lies ahead. In the coming quarters, single-family home building will rise off of cycle lows as mortgage rates are expected to trend lower and boost housing affordability.”
If you’re thinking about making a move this year, a turnaround in the housing market could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Let’s connect to talk about the latest trends in our area.