January 2022 home price update

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Watters International Realty #0567369


Dear Friends and Clients,

As we begin another new year, one of your resolutions may include selling your home. Based on current conditions, this might be the perfect chance to list your property for quite some time.

There are three key reasons why:

1. Supply is still lacking. Two major trends that we noticed in 2021 were a low supply of homes for sale and supply chain issues. Experts predict that both of these trends will continue in 2022, which is good news for home sellers. Lower supply means a higher sale price.

2. Prices are still rising. After another strong year of appreciation, 2022 may see a slight slowdown. Homes will still increase in value, but the rate at which they are appreciating is expected to pull back based on predictions from Fannie Mae and the National Association of Realtors.

3. Rates are still low… for now. Right now, the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is in the low 3% range. However, the Federal Reserve recently announced that it will wind down its bond purchases, which will cause rates to increase across the board. This may cause even more buyers to enter the market now to try and secure a home like yours before higher rates make it less affordable.

Home price growth is slowing compared to what we’ve seen over the last few years, and home prices might eventually start to decrease. Mortgage rates are on their way up. When that happens, we will enter a market where buyers, not sellers, have the final say.

What does this mean for you?

If you're looking to sell, it means the time to act is now. Around the Austin area, there’s still plenty of demand for homes.

If you decide to list your home this winter, you might benefit from the current high prices and low inventory. In other words, you could sell quickly and for top dollar.

If that piques your interest, you can get more info on what your home is currently worth by using this home value calculator, which takes into account recent Austin sales:

Enter your home address here to find out what your home is currently worth

And if you are ready to get the process rolling while this opportune moment lasts, give me a call at 512-829-8000. I'm here to help.

Have a great day,

Chris Watters




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Comments (1)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I titled one of my market updates for Elk Grove last year, "Ditto."  It looks like you could do the same in your area.  The one concern are those future interest rates.  Thank you for your informative market update.

Jan 28, 2022 10:43 AM