‘Reduced competition.’ 5 predictions for the housing market in 2022, from economists and real estate pros

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We’ve already seen rates rise in the early months of 2022, and some pros say that will continue.


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Aspiring home buyers may have watched as mortgage rates in recent months rose (though to be fair they are still near historic lows — see the lowest rates you may qualify for here), as did home prices. And it all begs the question: What will happen to the housing market in 2022? MarketWatch Picks dug into the latest predictions and asked pros to share their thoughts.

Prediction 1: Mortgage interest rates will rise

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