Zillow December 2021-December 2022 House Worth & Sale Forecast


  • Zillow expects dwelling values to develop 16.4% between December 2021 and December 2022.
  • Present dwelling gross sales in 2022 are anticipated to whole 6.57 million in 2022, up 7% from an anticipated 6.14 million gross sales in 2021.

Present dwelling gross sales are anticipated to proceed rising by means of 2022, approaching ranges not seen since 2005, whereas annual dwelling worth progress is more likely to peak and plateau within the early months of 2022 earlier than slowing considerably by means of the top of subsequent 12 months.

House values are anticipated to develop 4.1% in Q1 2022, and to finish 2022 up 16.4% from the top of 2021, with the tempo of annual progress anticipated to peak at 20% in February earlier than steadily slowing all through the rest of the 12 months. The near-term, three-month forecast is up barely from 3.7% progress anticipated beforehand from November to February. Longer-term expectations for dwelling worth progress have additionally risen: We beforehand anticipated 14.3% progress between November 2021 and November 2022. The strong long-term outlook is pushed by our expectations for tight market situations to persist, with demand for housing exceeding the availability of accessible houses. 

Virtually 6.6 million current dwelling gross sales are anticipated to shut in 2022, up 7% from 2021. Present dwelling gross sales quantity rose to six.46 million (SAAR) in November, extending a streak of stronger-than-expected month-to-month positive aspects in the direction of the top of an up-and-down 2021 (December 2021 current dwelling gross sales information are scheduled to be launched by the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors on Jan 20, 2022). This better-than-expected displaying is the principle contributor to the power in our near-term outlook for the collection. 

Nonetheless, draw back dangers to our forecast stay. Elevated inflation heightens the danger of near-term financial coverage tightening, which might end in increased mortgage charges and weigh on housing demand. The 30-year fastened fee broke above 3.5% this week, for the primary time since Spring 2020. Greater charges are exacerbating consumers’ struggles with affordability, and so they would possibly dissuade some current owners from transferring, by elevating the month-to-month mortgage price of even these houses priced equally to their present houses. By dampening each consumers’ and sellers’ urge for food on this market, rising charges might drive down gross sales volumes this 12 months, with unsure results on dwelling costs.


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