Weâ€™re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.
Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com
â€œLower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale have helped counteract rising home prices, and ultimately, made it so that buyers are able to afford more than last year.â€�
â€œOur outlook implies 4% growth for the remaining months of the year, predicated onâ€¦more supply than last year, the decline in mortgage rates, moderating home price appreciation and improving affordability.â€�
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR
â€œRates of 4% and, in some cases even lower, create extremely attractive conditions for consumers. Buyers, for good reason, are anxious to purchase and lock in at these rates.â€�
Doug Duncan, Chief Economist for Fannie Mae
â€œModerating home price appreciation and attractive mortgage rates continue to support affordability, particularly as home builders are now paying more attention to the entry-level portion of the housing market.â€�
Kaycee Miller in a Realtor Magazine article
â€œAt the moment, some observers suggest the housing market is indeed headed for a slowdown. But no need to panic â€” experts say the financial and economic factors that were in play during the big crash a decade ago donâ€™t exist today.â€�
The housing market will be stronger for the rest of 2019. If youâ€™d like to know more about your specific market, letâ€™s get together to chat about whatâ€™s happening in our area.
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