Buying or Selling a House in 2022?

5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

Last year’s perfect storm of supply constraints, low interest rates, and record-high demand led to a sharp increase in home prices.

The median U.S. home price hit an all-time high of $404,700.

there may be hope in sight.

If you’re looking for some relief in the crowded and competitive housing market  in 2022,

Whether you’re contemplating buying your first home, or are a real estate veteran,

here are five real estate trends to watch in 2022.

1. Mortgage rates will continue to rise

After hitting an all-time low of 2.65% in January of 2021, mortgage rates have been on  the rise.

Redfin’s chief economist predicts mortgage rates to rise to 3.6% by the end of 2022.

While rising rates can be scary, keep in mind that rates are still at historically low levels.

2021 saw an unprecedented surge in buyer demand.

2. Buyer demand and competition will decline

“2022 will bring more balance to the housing market,” she says.

But Fairweather sees a shift toward a less frothy market.

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