Spring Housing Market Forecast

By Morgan Saylor

The forecast for becoming a homeowner this spring takes a few factors into consideration, according to

Don’t sweat a potential rise in interest rates

Current interest rates are not of much concern to the potential buyer, according to Trulia’s chief economist Ralph McLaughlin, because the federal interest rates are “loosely” tied to mortgage rates.

Inventory is low

So-called “starter” homes are in short supply, says This could mean taking a while longer to find your new home or you might consider buying a “new inventory” home.

Buying is cheaper than renting

Despite the lower inventory, buying a home is still cheaper than renting in most places, particularly after five years.


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