What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market

What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market
Calling all baby boomers!!! As many approach retirement age, especially in places like Las Vegas where the heat calls your name, it's time to decide where the best place is for you to go enjoy your golden years. With my 19-plus years in real estate and being a very proud Realtor, you can trust that I will ask all the right questions and together we will find you the perfect place to call home. Enjoy the article and as always reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
     Your Las Vegas Realtor, Paulina Palacios

 

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023?

An article from HousingWire offers this perspective:

“The red-hot housing market of the past 2 ½ years was characterized by sub-three percent mortgage rates, fast-paced bidding wars and record-low inventory. But more recently, market conditions have done an about-face. . . . now is the opportunity for everyone to become re-educated about what a ‘typical’ housing market looks like.”

This year, experts agree we may see the return of greater stability and predictability in the housing market if inflation continues to ease and mortgage rates stabilize. Here’s what they have to say.

The 2023 forecast from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says:

While 2022 may be remembered as a year of housing volatility, 2023 likely will become a year of long-lost normalcy returning to the market, . . . mortgage rates are expected to stabilize while home sales and prices moderate after recent highs, . . .”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.comadds:

“. . . buyers will not face the extreme competition that was commonplace over the past few years.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, explains home prices will vary by local area, but will net neutral nationwide as the market continues to adjust:

After a big boom over the past two years, there will essentially be no change nationally . . . Half of the country may experience small price gains, while the other half may see slight price declines.”

Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says:

“The housing market, once adjusted to the new normal of higher mortgage rates, will benefit from continued strong demographic-driven demand relative to an overall, long-run shortage of supply.” 

Bottom Line

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this year, the best way to ensure you’re up to date on the latest market insights is to partner with a trusted real estate advisor. Let’s connect.


Work With Paulina

With the latest marketing campaigns that incorporate direct mail, social media, professional photography, a matterport 3d virtual tour, email, and face-to-face contact I ensure that your home is seen not only locally but out of state too. Contact me today to discuss all your real estate needs!