Housing’s big question — what will happen when buyers think 4% rates are ‘crazy’


The 20% down payment and 3% mortgages are probably gone with the wind, but there are lots of unknowns about the housing market in 2017.

‘Tis the season for authoritative forecasts about what to expect in the coming year, but given the enormous surprises that have rocked Washington, markets, and beyond in the past 12 months, MarketWatch decided to offer not predictions, but questions, about the housing market in 2017.

What impact will higher mortgage rates have on the market?

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has jumped 76 basis points in the weeks since the presidential election, and most housing analysts think it’ll go even higher in 2017.

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