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    Wednesday, January 31, 2024   /   by Paul Alsides (rhymes w/Adidas)

    Housing Market Predictions For 2024: When Will Home Prices Be Affordable Again?

    Housing Market Forecast for 2024

    2023 was a demoralizing year for many aspiring home buyers.

    Mortgage rates surged—hitting a high of 7.79% in October—and median home prices in the third quarter were north of $400,000. Moreover, in July, average monthly payments hit their highest level ever at $2,306, according to Intercontinental Exchange, a financial technology and data services provider.

    However, 2024 may be a better year to purchase a home—at least for some. While home prices will likely remain elevated—and even increase in some markets—industry experts expect prices in certain areas of the country to soften.

    Economists are also optimistic that the Federal Reserve is done with its rate-hiking campaign to lower inflation after policymakers kept the federal funds rate unchanged for a third straight meeting on December 13. The federal funds rate is the benchmark interest rate financial institutions charge each other for overnight loanr ...