Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

Debbie Wysocki, Realtor ®, GRI, CLHMS
Published on September 11, 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

2019 is half-way over. With a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, some are asking what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.

With the said concerns, here are few statements from the experts in the real estate industry.

Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for CoreLogic said “We see the cooldown flattening or even reversing course in the coming months and expect the housing market to continue coming into balance. In the meantime, buyers are likely claiming some ground from what has been seller’s territory over the past few years. If mortgage rates stay low, wages continue to grow, and inventory picks up, we can expect the U.S. housing market to further stabilize throughout the remainder of the year.”

While Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR said “We expect the second half of year will be notably better than the first half in terms of home sales, mainly because of lower mortgage rates.

Freddie Mac noted that “The drop in mortgage rates continues to stimulate the real estate market and the economy. Home purchase demand is up five percent from a year ago and has noticeably strengthened since the early summer months…The benefit of lower mortgage rates is not only shoring up home sales, but also providing support to homeowner balance sheets via higher monthly cash flow and steadily rising home equity.

The housing market will be strong for the rest of 2019. If you’d like to know more about your specific market, contact a local real estate professional to find out what’s happening in your area.