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


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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