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Market Forecast for the Second Half of 2013

The housing market continued to make steady, if slow gains, during the first half of 2013. Sales of new homes are up 38% since last year, and hit a five-year high in June. Sales of previously owned homes are 15% higher than last year as well. So what does the second half of 2013 hold for the housing market?

housing forecast second half 2013

As a whole, growth in the market is expected to increase moderately, a total of 2.1% growth in 2013 compared to 1.7% growth in 2012, according to Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. Home prices have been estimated to increase between 6-12% in the second half of the year.

Inventory is expected to increase during the second half of 2012, which is especially good news considering it hit a 12-year low earlier this year. While there were 7% less homes for sales in June 2013 than in June 2012, inventory grew 4% between May to June of this year. Inventory growth on a year-to-year basis may begin to increase this fall.

Mortgage rates are expected to continue to increase, albeit at a slower pace. Despite the rising rates, buying is still currently less expensive than renting. This pattern is expected to hold for the near future.

Foreclosures are on the decline nationwide, and are expected to continue to decrease. Foreclosure filings in the first half of 2013 were down 19% from the second half of 2012. However, some states are still seeing increases, including Maryland, due to the fact that lenders are just now getting to foreclosures that had been delayed by judicial process.


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