Even with so much data showing home prices are rising in most of the country, many people still worry about another price crash in the immediate future. A recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices will fall over the next 12 months. That’s nearly one in four people dealing with that fear – maybe you’re one of them.
Experts Project Ongoing Appreciation
While seeing a small handful of expert opinions may not be enough to change your mind, hopefully, a larger group of experts will reassure you. Here’s that larger group.
The Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) from Pulsenomics is a great resource to show what experts forecast for home prices over five years. It includes projections from over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. And the results from the latest quarterly release show home prices are expected to go up every year through 2027 (see graph below):
And while the projected increase in 2024 isn’t as significant as 2023, remember home price appreciation is cumulative. In other words, if these experts are correct your home’s value rises by 3.32% this year. Then it should go up by another 2.17% next year.
If you’re worried home prices will fall, here’s the big takeaway. Even though prices vary by local area, experts project they’ll continue to rise across the country. Albeit at a more normal pace for the market for years to come.
What Does This Mean for You?
If you’re not convinced yet, these numbers may get your attention. They show how a typical home’s value could change over the next few years using expert projections from the HPES. Check out the graph below:
In this example, let’s say you bought a $400,000 home at the beginning of this year. If you factor in the HPES forecast, you could accumulate more than $71,000 in household wealth over the next five years.
If you’re worried home prices will fall, many experts say it’s the opposite. Nationally, home prices will continue to climb not just next year but for years. If you have any questions or concerns about what’s next for home prices in our local area, let’s connect.
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