Experts Weigh In on the 2023 Housing Market

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If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you probably want to know what to expect from the 2023 housing market. Last year, the market underwent a major shift with higher mortgage rates and economic uncertainty. It reduced buyer demand, slowed home sales, and moderated home prices. But what’s in store for 2023?

Greater Stability for the 2023 Housing Market

HousingWire, the most influential source of news and information for the mortgage and housing markets says, “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.”

Experts Weigh In on the 2023 Housing Market Experts agree that this year we may see the return of greater stability and predictability in the housing market if inflation continues to ease and mortgage rates stabilize.

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, . . .”

Chief Economist at NAR, Lawrence Yun explains that home prices will vary by local areas, and will net neutral nationwide as the market continues to adjust. He further stated, “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.”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, stated, “. . . buyers will not face the extreme competition that was commonplace over the past few years.”

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.”

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You may already have an idea of what your home is worth and probably have seen what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for. Real Estate Brokers at Wenzel Select Properties will prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) for you that is an in-depth analysis of what your home is worth compared to homes in your area.

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