Big Predictions for Housing
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
M & Y

Outlook for the next 2 yrs.

Home sales are projected to post some big gains in the next two years, according to Fannie Mae’s latest monthly economic outlook. 

Fannie Mae economists predict that existing-home sales will rise by 10.5 percent this year, and by 6.2 percent in 2014. The economists made even bolder projections for new single-family home sales -- growing 15.1 percent this year and 44.1 percent in 2014.

Fannie Mae projects that mortgage rates will stay low by historical averages this year, but the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will rise from an average of 3.5 percent during the first quarter to an average of 4 percent during the final three months of 2013. During the fourth quarter of 2014, mortgage rates are projected to tick up to a 4.5 percent average. 

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