Real Estate Market

Rising mortgage rates and sales slowdown

Roseville, Calif. – Increasing mortgage rates over the next few weeks are diminishing affordability for a greater number of potential home buyers this spring.

For first-time home buyers, the costs of buying the same home this year compared to one year ago have increased by 40 percent due to higher home prices and higher mortgage rates, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS.

Many Uncertainties

Despite recent job gains, which tend to drive the housing market forward, many uncertainties in the economy and rising prices could slow home sales moving forward. Inflation is running high and mortgage rates are expected to rise even further as the Federal Reserve increases short-term interest rates.

As a result of the above factors. there will be a slowdown in home sales. We are already seeing homes stay on the market longer and although multiple offers are still common the number of offers is down.

Opportunity

While a slowdown may be happening, demand for housing remains strong. Rising mortgage rates are reducing the number of potential buyers, but it could open buying opportunities for those who have been waiting for the competition to slow.

Rising mortgage rates may lead to more sustainable home price growth.

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Julie Jalone

Realtor Julie Jalone

If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in the current market, feel free to reach out to me at the MagnumOne Realty Office in Roseville at (916) 899-6571 by email to [email protected] I would be happy to answer your questions.

We specialize serving the needs of buyers and sellers of homes in the Sacramento area including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter and Yuba counties.