According to a Bloomberg survey of 25 economists and analysts, and after what seems like a rather disappointing year in the U.S. housing market, these experts predict that home sales will resume recovery in 2015 and anticipate an increase in sales, construction increases and mortgage credit eases.
In summary, the results indicate:
1. An increase in both new and existing home sales;
2. As a consequence of the relaxation of mortgage-lending standards, younger people who previously favored renting over buying may now consider purchasing;
3. Although the average rate for a 30-year mortgage is at its lowest level in a year and a half right now (last week 3.93 percent), rates are expected to rise to 4.725 by the end of 2015, but that won’t prevent an increase in new home and existing home sales; and
4. The median prices will continue to increase, but home-value appreciation will level off and both buyers and sellers will benefit from this more balanced market.
As they say, “slow and steady always wins the race.”
For a more detailed explanation of these results, please read the source article on Bloomberg.
Khila L. Khani, Esq.