Housing Market Forecast FEBRUARY 2023

I’m sure you’ve heard or read the news that the housing market has slowed down. That is true here in Montgomery County and North Potomac 20878 areas, but not as drastic as some areas of the country.  

I want to break down what’s happening in the housing market here in North Potomac, 20878 and Montgomery County overall with the latest stats for 2023 in this video 👇


Since interest rates rose a few months ago to 7.0%, there are less buyers in the market than there were 6-12 months ago, but that is not necessarily a huge problem because there still aren’t that many homes on the market.

This is primarily because of a couple of reasons:

#1 Homeowners are staying in their homes longer.

It used to be that homeowners would stay in a home for on average 7 years, that number has now grown to 10 in some areas of the county, so that means that less homes are being put on the market to sell.



Sellers who have been in their homes for a while, may have taken advantage of historically low rates and refinanced their mortgages to a much lower rate and now it’s difficult to think of buying a new home with double the interest rate of what they are currently paying.   


The other change we’ve noticed is that homes in Montgomery County and North Potomac 20878 are staying on the market a bit longer than they were back in early to mid 2022, however, while it may be taking a bit longer to sell a home, we are still in a seller’s market. 

A seller’s market is when there are more buyers than homes for sale.  The definition of a sellers market is when the months of supply is less than 4-6 months.  Currently, in Montgomery County we are at .7 months- so less than 1 month of supply- meaning that every home currently active on the market right now would be sold before a month passed if no other homes came on the market. North Potomac 20878 is also at .7 months. 




While nationally, home sales have slowed because of the recent uptick in mortgage rates, here in Montgomery County we are still seeing buyers out and about and we are even seeing multiple offers on homes. 

With the changing market, it is no surprise to me that homes are staying on the market a bit longer or that prices are appreciating at a slower rate.  With this changing market, which is really a normalizing of the market, you need an experienced agent to guide you through your next moves in real estate.


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Betsy Taylor is a fiercely committed and proven professional who will effectively guide you through your next real estate move. As a long-time resident of Montgomery County and certified REALTOR with a decade of experience, she has helped and served many clients with compassion, energy, and professionalism.