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Housing Market in 2013: Freddie Mac’s Projections

Some believe that our coverage of the housing market at times is too optimistic. Today, we want to report on Freddie Mac’s projections for the real estate market in 2013 as per their latest U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook.

Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist, explains:

“Across the nation, most local housing markets have room for sustainable growth, particularly in home construction and sales. As the broader economy heals, expect to see more good news with house prices continuing their recent upward trend, and home sales and housing starts continuing to post strong growth rates.”

The report also offered projections on sales and prices.

Housing Starts and Sales

  • Projecting housing starts in 2013 will increase to 950,000 units or about 22 percent higher than 2012 levels.
  • Existing home sales are expected to pick-up as the house price recovery allows homeowners who have been forced on the sidelines by negative equity to get back into the market.

House Prices

  • While most metro areas saw substantial run-ups in prices during the boom, well above income growth, the subsequent market correction was in many cases more severe.
  • The level of affordability in most markets suggests a continued improvement in home prices, and strong growth in sales and construction.

It seems Freddie Mac is also optimistic about the future of real estate in the U.S.


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2 replies
  1. Gary Bingaman
    Gary Bingaman says:

    Since the begining of this year 2013, I have never seen business with such low activity in 35 years, area southern California, Los Angeles & Orange Counies bording each other

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  2. disqus_zZCE1W5Gpz
    disqus_zZCE1W5Gpz says:

    ……..Less than half of today’s buyers will qualify under new mortgage rules….An analysis by CoreLogic economist Sam Khater found that only 52 percent of buyers today conform to the new Government-Sponsored Enterprise GSE and FHA (Ginnie Mae, which remained a government organization, supports FHA-insured mortgages as well as Veterans Administration (VA) and Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) insured mortgages.The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), colloquially known as Fannie Mae, The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), known as Freddie Mac, is a public government-sponsored enterprise) (GSE),standards will meet the BUY NOW BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT CHARGES YOU higher mortgage prices or lose access to financing all together, Under the 2,500 pages of The Qualified Mortgage rule, or QM, to take effect January 10, 2014…..

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