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Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities Simplifying The Market Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one in Columbus, GA to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what's going on with home prices these days. Here's the scoop. The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below): No Caption Received As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But over the course of December and January, they were virtually flat – which is pretty normal for that time of year. But here's what you need to know now. As of February, when the spring market kicked off, prices were on the rise again. Forecasts predict a potential increase of 4.3% over the next year in the Columbus Ga housing market according to Zillow.

Home Prices Are Going Up in Most of America's Top Cities

After seeing a jump in home prices nationally in February, you might be wondering if they’re going up in your area, too. While it depends on where you live, prices are rising in 18 of the top 20 cities Case-Shiller reports on in the monthly price index (see chart below): No Caption Received Most experts also think home prices will keep rising and end the year on a high note. Forbes explains why:
“Even as mortgage rates have reached their highest level since November, persistent demand coupled with limited housing supply are key drivers pushing home values upward.”

How This Impacts You

  • For Buyers: If you’re ready, willing, and able to buy a home, purchasing before prices go up even more might be a smart choice, since home values are expected to keep climbing.
  • For Sellers: Prices are going up because there still aren’t enough homes available for sale right now compared to today’s buyer demand. An agent at Rose Anne Erickson Realty can give you the expert guidanace and price your house right.  You might receive multiple offers and sell quickly.

Bottom Line

The data shows home prices are increasing nationally. Chat withus at Rose Anne Erickson Realty to see exactly what’s going on with prices in your neighborhood.
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