Monday, December 20, 2021 / by Ken Couture
With buyers still beating sellers, home prices are expected to continue to rise through 2022, at a slower or more moderate rate. Why does the increase continue? It's the simple law of supply and demand. When there are fewer items in the market than there are buyers, competition for that item naturally increases prices. 4,444 And while home sales today are expected to improve with more sellers gearing up to list their homes this winter, we're certainly not out of stock yet. As a result, the projections suggest that the price increase continues, but at a more moderate pace than we have seen over the past year.
And here's what some industry experts are saying about how it will play out in the housing market next year:
Brad Hunter of Hunter Housing Economics explains:
Danielle Hale of realtor.com agrees:
“Price growth should return to normal, but this is due to recent high prices. . . As a result, the price will [always] make new highs. . . . The rate of price increase will slow down significantly. . . ”
What does this mean for the housing market? While home prices are expected to continue to rise, this is not the record 18% to nearly 20% increase the market has seen over the past 12 months. Overall, it's important to note that the price increase won't be as epic as in 2021, but it certainly won't ease soon.
What does this mean to you? With motivated buyers in the market and too few homes available to buy, the imbalance between supply and demand will continue to pressure home prices into 2022. And as house price increases are predicted to rise, this will clearly show your investment in homeownership. Is the sound.
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