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What’s next for interest rates in 2023?

February 16, 2023
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Brighter Outlook with Stable or Lower Interest Rates

The real estate market in 2022 was undoubtedly impacted by a steep increase in borrowing costs. This made it difficult for many potential home buyers to afford a new property, and as a result, some opted to sit on the sidelines and wait for better economic conditions. However, industry experts are predicting a brighter outlook for 2023, with expectations that interest rates will remain stable or even trend lower, particularly in the latter half of the year.

Buyers making a move?

This news comes as a relief to many potential home buyers who have been waiting for the right moment to enter the market. Lower borrowing costs would make it easier for these buyers to afford a new home, potentially pushing them to finally make a purchase. This would be great news for sellers, who would see an increase in demand for their properties and potentially higher sale prices.

Changes in Buyers Preference

Of course, with the potential for lower borrowing costs, we may also see changes in the types of homes that buyers are interested in. For example, some buyers who were previously priced out of the market may now be able to afford a larger or more expensive property, while others may choose to look at different home types or in different areas. This could lead to increased demand for certain types of properties or in certain neighborhoods, while other areas may see a slowdown.

Overall, it is important to remember that the real estate market is complex and subject to a wide range of economic factors. However, the expectation of stable or lower interest rates in 2023 is certainly good news for potential home buyers who have been waiting for the right time to make a purchase. If you’re considering entering the market, it may be worth speaking to a real estate professional to get their take on the current state of the market and what the future may hold.

On the other hand, if you are considering selling your property, a real estate professional can also provide valuable insights into the best time to list your home for sale and how to market it effectively to potential buyers. With the right guidance from a real estate professional, you may be able to make a well-informed decision on whether to buy or sell your property, and achieve the best possible outcome for your needs and circumstances in the coming year.

Get in touch with Opel Ou, Real Estate broker, to begin the journey towards home ownership or to list your property for sale at an optimal price.

** Source: Toronto Regional Real Estate Board**

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