Forecast On The 2021 Housing Market

What are experts forecasting?

Charlotte here with your market insights for the start of a New Year, a new month, and a new quarter. Experts are forecasting that this year is one in which we can be optimistic about real estate for three key reasons.

1. The Economy

The economy is expected to continue improving.  Tim Duy from the University of Oregon puts it this way:
“There is nothing fundamentally ‘broken’ in the economy that needs to heal…there was no obvious financial bubble driving excessive activity in any one economic sector when the pandemic hit…With Covid-19 cases surging again, it is understandably hard to look optimistically to the other side of this winter…Don’t let the near-term challenges distract from the economic stage being set for next four years.”

2. Interest Rates

Interest rates are projected to stay low. In the latest projections from Freddie Mac, interest rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage are expected to remain at or near 3% this year. These low rates will continue to make homes more affordable, driving demand for housing in 2021.

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3. Future Home Sales

Future home sales are forecasted to grow. While the economy improves and interest rates remain low, homes are also expected to continue appreciating as more people buy in the coming year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, says:
“We expect home sales in 2021 to come in 7.0% above 2020 levels, following a more normal seasonal trend and building momentum through the spring and sustaining the pace in the second half of the year.”

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Bottom Line

Experts forecast that buyers and sellers are going to be active in 2021.

If you’ve thought about buying or selling your home in the past year but have held off, now may be the time to take advantage of this market. Reach out to connect for an evaluation of where you are and what your best next step is to get to where you want to be.