Have a question? Call us!
(385) 236-1777

From Challenges to Opportunities: The 2024 Housing Forecast

Explore expert insights into the 2024 real estate market trends.

As we transition from the tumultuous times of 2023 into the potential of 2024, many homeowners and potential buyers are left wondering what the future holds for the real estate market. Reflecting on past challenges and looking forward to future opportunities, let’s dive into what 2024 may have in store for us.

The journey from the Great Recession of 2008 to the stability of the early 2010s taught us the resilience of the real estate market. Just as life returned to normal post-recession, we anticipate a return to a more predictable market following the recent years of unpredictability. Our team, armed with experience from 2008, stands ready to guide you through the ups and downs that may arise.

The start of 2024 has been encouraging, especially in terms of home affordability and market trends. With a projected appreciation of 3.5% to 5% in home values, we are closely aligned with the 4% growth economists prefer, marking good news for homeowners and a call to action for potential buyers. Prices are likely to rise, making now an opportune time to consider stepping into the market.

“The real estate market promises opportunities for both buyers and sellers.”

One of the most pressing concerns in the current market is the low inventory of homes. As of early 2024, we’ve seen inventory levels drop, pushing us toward a seller’s market. For buyers, this means competition will intensify as inventory continues to dwindle. Acting sooner rather than later could secure a home at today’s prices and potentially more favorable terms.

Interest rates, always a hot topic, have seen fluctuations leading up to 2024. Predictions suggest a stabilization of around 6.25%, signaling an end to the ultra-low rates of the past. This environment underscores the importance of buying sooner to take advantage of current rates and prices, with the option to refinance if rates improve.

The evolving market of 2024 further highlights the value of partnering with a seasoned realtor. Whether navigating interest rate changes, dealing with inventory constraints, or making strategic buying or selling decisions, an experienced agent is your best ally.

As we proceed through 2024, the real estate market promises opportunities for both buyers and sellers, underscored by cautious optimism. For those considering buying or selling, the current landscape offers unique challenges and opportunities. If you’re seeking advice or ready to take the next step, our team is here to support you with the expertise and experience needed to navigate these times successfully. Reach out to us by phone or email for personalized guidance tailored to your real estate goals.