Housing Market Predictions for 2023

Housing Market Predictions for 2023

Housing Market Predictions for 2023

While we may not have a crystal ball, we have been in this industry a long time. We’ve seen it all. That’s why we’re confident that with our experience and the insight of some additional experts, we can predict what’s coming this year.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling but don’t know what to expect, read on for our 2023 housing market predictions.

Home Prices Will Remain Steady

The Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) predicts the national median home price in the United States will increase 1 percent in 2023. This isn’t the news some people wanted to hear, as some expected the high interest rates to drive prices down. It looks like 2023 will be a year real estate prices don’t move much. Looking on the bright side, at least property prices won’t increase by a double-digit rate, which we’ve seen during the past three years.

Buyer Competition Will Cool

With prices staying the same and interest rates remaining higher than they’ve been in a decade, some buyers will jump out of the market. They either won’t be able to afford a home, or they’ll decide to wait until the market is more inviting.

The economy is the wild card in just how many buyers will put their plans on hold. If inflation continues rising and layoffs are prevalent, buyers that weren’t deterred by the high interest rates may get spooked and decide to postpone their homebuying plans. On the other hand, if inflation calms down and the unemployment rate remains low, these buyers may stay in the market in 2023.

Inventory Will Remain Low

Homeowners wanting to sell their properties may hold off on doing so in 2023. The high interest rates, coupled with the high real estate prices may convince them to stay where they are for the time being. This scenario takes some of the properties out of a market where there was already a housing shortage. So, for the homebuyers who stay in the market, competition for attractive homes in prime locations may still be fierce.

Want to Buy a House in 2023? Here’s What To Do

Our predictions of high home prices and low inventory weren’t meant to scare you off. They’re just what we believe will occur in 2023 based on several factors going on now. However, it’s never a bad time to purchase a home if you’re ready to make the leap. If you plan to buy in 2023, start doing these things now:

  • Sock away money. A bigger amount down can offset the increase in monthly mortgage payments caused by higher interest rates.
  • Improve your credit score. Pay every bill on time to create positive credit history, pay down your credit cards, and avoid charging anything else until you get into your new place.
  • Reconfigure your budget. You might need to re-think how much house you can afford. This may mean looking in a less-desirable neighborhood or buying one that needs more work than you’d originally planned.
  • Talk to a professional loan officer. Trust your lender to look at your personal financial picture, lay out your options, and help you decide the best move to make.

Mortgage Investors Group, based in Tennessee, offers residential financing in a number of states in the southeast, See MIG Service Areas. Terms and conditions to apply to home financing. We want to share with you the loan terms vary based on several characteristics and your financial profile. These include but are not limited to loan program, loan purpose, occupancy, credit history, credit score, assets, and other criteria per loan type. The repayment terms and interest rate may vary from time to time. The terms represented here are based on certain assumptions outlined below and/or noted on the loan outline page. Additional details concerning privacy, program disclosures, licensing specifics may be found at Legal Information.

MIG Loan Officers will help gather the information needed for an individual assessment to provide home financing which matches the loan characteristics with your home financing needs based on your financial profile, when you are ready to begin a full loan application. For estimates and general information before that step, the basis for which the mortgage financing information are as follows:

  • Rates are subject to change at any time.
  • Rate locks are available at current terms for 30 to 180 days based on program type, credit profile, property location, etc. which will affect the available rate and term.
  • Rate locks are available at current terms for 30 to 180 days based on program type, credit profile, property location, etc. which will affect the available rate and term.
  • Payments will vary based on program selection, current rates, property location, etc.
  • Not all programs are available in all states.
  • Some loan programs may not be available to first time home buyers.
  • Terms and conditions apply, which may include restrictions or limits per loan program.
  • Information is generally based on primary residence occupancy with no cash out when refinancing.
  • Unless otherwise stated, terms shown are estimates based in part on credit score of 700 or higher; owner occupancy, escrow account is established for taxes and insurance(s); debt-to-income ratio no higher than 43.0%; PMI applies to conventional loan programs over 80.0% LTV; VA,FHA & RD require insuring fees included in loan and/or payment; fixed rate, 30 year term.

An MIG Loan Officer is available to help with your financial details to determine which characteristics apply to your situation for a personalized look into which loan program best fits your home financing needs. Please use the Find a Loan Officer link or reach out to Mortgage Investors Group at 800-489-8910. Equal Housing Lender 1.2020