Emerging Trends in Real Estate this 2023

The first quarter of 2023 is speeding along. If you’re someone who is planning on selling your home, then you might be wondering what the rest of the year is going to look like in terms of the real estate market. Since the past few years have been unpredictable, to say the least, it’s good to keep yourself informed on what is going on and what experts are saying the rest of the year is going to look trend-wise. Here is a summary of what to expect this year and if you should sell your home or wait.

Inflation Will Continue to Affect Real Estate Prices

In the past year, we’ve seen inflation affect the costs of just about everything in the country. The real estate market did not come out unscathed. Mortgage rates in the country rose quite a bit as the government attempted to mitigate inflation. As the economy hopefully adjusts itself and inflation decreases, we could expect to see mortgage interest rates begin to decrease. However, this might not be until the tail end of the year and depends on a lot of factors. 

Home Sales Might Decrease

In most of the country, finding a home has been a tough process for a lot of reasons. Homes were being sold in record time, and it was hard for people trying to buy a house to land an offer. In 2023, the market is expected to cool off a little bit. While this might be promising to those trying to purchase a home this year, it’s not something that we will see in every part of the country. In many of the more popular areas, homes will continue to sell at a speedy rate. Before you sell your home, assess the market that you’re currently in.

There Might be a Shift in the Type of Market We’re In

In the past few years, most of the country has been in a seller’s market. This means that the demand for homes was higher than the supply. A few factors caused this, including the supply chain issues that have delayed the construction of new homes. This year, experts are thinking that a few parts of the country might shift into a buyer’s market. A change in the market is in line with the other trend predictions including a slowing in home sales. Keep in mind that this isn’t something that will be seen in every part of the country.

The Costs of Homes Should Steady

If you’ve been paying attention to the prices of homes over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed how expensive they have gotten. Some experts believe that they’re about to plateau, and while this might sound like good news, it really depends. Unfortunately, because interest rates are so high, the “lower prices” will cancel out. Again, this depends on how inflation pans out with the economy.

It’s hard to fully understand how the real estate market is going to shape out, but keeping an eye on trends and predictions can help you make logical and informed choices on selling your home. The market might cool off a bit, but it’s going to rely on the economy. We suggest finding a real estate agent who can help determine if this year is the right time or not.