Posted by Apex Home Loans ● March 18, 2021

Experts Chime in on the Spring Housing Market

Experts Chime in on The Spring Housing_Final

With spring right around the corner, experts have forecasted a lot of homebuying potential! Despite this being our second spring in the pandemic, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Below you’ll find what some industry experts have to say about the housing market this season.

Freddie Mac:

“Since reaching a low point in January, mortgage rates have risen by more than 30 basis points…However, the rise in mortgage rates over the next couple of months is likely to be more muted in comparison to the last few weeks, and we expect a strong spring sales season.”

Ali Wolf, Chief Economist, Zonda:

“Some people will feel comfortable listing their home during the first half of 2021. Others will want to wait until the vaccines are widely distributed. This suggests more inventory will be for sale in late 2021 and into the spring selling season of 2022.”

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist,

“Despite early weakness, we expect to see new listings grow in March and April as they traditionally do heading into spring, and last year’s extraordinarily low new listings comparison point will mean year over year gains. One other potential bright spot for would-be homebuyers, new construction, which has risen at a year over year pace of 20% or more for the last few months, will provide additional for-sale inventory relief.”

Mark Fleming, Chief Economist, First American:

“As the housing market heads into the spring home buying season, the ongoing supply and demand imbalance all but assures more house price growth…Many find it hard to believe, but housing is actually undervalued in most markets and the gap between house-buying power and sale prices indicates there’s room for further house price growth in the months to come.”

Bottom Line for Homebuyers

The outlook on the spring season is looking good for the housing market. If you decided to put buying a home on hold during the winter, now may be the time to make it a priority again. Connect with our team today to make buying a home this year a reality.


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Topics: Buying a Home, preparing for spring housing market