What's Happening with Home Prices in 2022? Lane Rogers - Z&R Realty

Dated: November 19 2021

Views: 29

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions.

How much have home values appreciated over the last 12 months?

According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home values have increased by 18.1% compared to this time last year. Additionally, prices have gone up at an accelerated pace for each of the last eight months (see graph in video).

The increase in the rate of appreciation that’s shown by CoreLogic coincides with data from the other two main home price indices: the FHFA Home Price Index and the S&P Case Shiller Index. The last year has shown tremendous home price appreciation, which is resulting in a major gain in wealth for homeowners through rising equity.

What’s happening with home prices right now? All three indices mentioned above also show that while appreciation is in the high double digits right now, that price acceleration is beginning to level off (see graph in video).

Year-over-year appreciation is still close to 20%, but it’s clearly plateauing at that rate. Many experts believe it will drop below 15% by the end of the year. Keep in mind, that doesn’t mean home values will depreciate. It means the rate of appreciation will slow, yet stay well above the 25-year average of 5.1%.

What about next year? The recent surge in prices is the result of heavy buyer demand and a shortage of homes available for sale. Most experts believe that as more housing inventory comes to market (both new construction and existing homes), the supply and demand for housing will come more into balance. That balance will bring a lower rate of appreciation in 2022.

Here’s a look at home price forecasts from six major entities, and they all project future appreciation: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mortgage Bankers Association Home Price Expectation Survey Zelman & Associates National Association of Realtors

While the projected rate of appreciation varies among the experts, due to things like supply chain challenges, virus variants, and more, it’s clear that home values will continue to appreciate next year.

Bottom Line There have been historic levels of home price appreciation over the last year. That pace will slow as we finish 2021 and enter into 2022. Prices will still rise in value, just at a much more moderate pace, which is good news for the housing market.

Latest Blog Posts

What's Happening with Home Prices in 2022? Lane Rogers - Z&R Realty

Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year?

Read More

Your Home Equity is Growing!

Homeowners have added to their wealth in a major way this year through their growing home equity. If you’re looking to move up or are looking to accomplish other goals, your home equity can

Read More

2020 Home Value Appreciation - Z&R Realty - Lane Rogers

2020 has definitely been an interesting year! One thing it has Brough us is increased Home Valuations all across the nation...And in many markets here in the great state of Texas, our increases are

Read More

FHA Loan Limits Increase 2021 - Z&R Realty - Lane Rogers

⬆️💵FHA recently announced Increased Loan Limits for 2021... Are you ready for these numbers?🏡Combine this with the historic low interest rates & now may be the perfect time to purchase

Read More