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Lower Rates are on the Horizon. What does that mean for the home building market?

As the financial landscape shifts, prospective home builders find themselves at the forefront of an evolving market. The talk of lower interest rates carries the promise of potential benefits, but what exactly does this mean for those considering building a new home? In this blog post, we'll explore the anticipated changes in the home building market as lower rates appear on the horizon.

The Anticipation of Lower Interest Rates

The buzz around town is undeniable – mortgage interest rates have begun their descent and this downward trend is expected to persist until 2024. The Federal Reserve has made it clear that they have no intentions of raising the federal funds rate, and in fact, they have even provided guidance that suggests they may cut rates three times next year. As the federal funds rate has an indirect impact on mortgage rates and other forms of borrowing, the Fed's guidance signifies that we can anticipate a decrease in rates across the lending landscape.

A Domino Effect on Demand

As interest rates continue to decline, we can anticipate a surge in demand for both new and existing homes, as the affordability of mortgage payments improves. While lower mortgage rates will undoubtedly make monthly payments more accessible, this influx of eager homebuyers may result in a competitive market, ultimately driving up prices for homes and building materials.

The recent signaling by the Fed means we should start to see the rates fall soon, in fact we have already started to see it. This means more and more people will start re-entering the real estate market and competition for existing homes will again start to drive home prices up. As prices of existing homes increase, more people look to building a new home as an alternative.  This will in turn increase the demand for new homes as well, causing building costs to rise.

Housing Dominos



For individuals considering the construction of a new home, timing becomes a critical factor. The perfect scenario would involve initiating the home building process just as mortgage rates begin to decline, but before the prices of building materials get too high. 

It is a well-known fact that construction costs tend to rise over time, making today the more affordable option when it comes to building a new home. The increased demand for new homes will only exacerbate this upward trend in costs. 


Refinancing as a Double Win

With the widespread belief that mortgage rates will decrease in the future, it makes sense to capitalize on the current building costs and reap the benefits of lower rates when they become available.

Refinancing offers the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds – the advantage of today's lower costs and the advantage of tomorrow's lower rates. This approach not only benefits you financially, by increasing your equity and reducing your expenses, but also emotionally, as you can start creating cherished memories in your new home sooner.


Navigating the Shifting Landscape

In the midst of this exhilarating and ever-changing landscape, it is crucial to have a plan.  We are here to provide you with practical tips and essential considerations as you navigate through the shifting home building market. Our goal is to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions that align with your unique goals.

If you are considering building a new home, don't hesitate to schedule a no-obligation meeting with us to learn more about our build process and discuss scenarios. 

Cypress Team July 2023



The prospect of lower interest rates brings both excitement and strategic opportunities for those in the home building market. By understanding the potential impacts on demand, prices, and the overall financial landscape, individuals can make informed decisions to navigate this evolving terrain. The key lies in being proactive and well-informed in the ever-changing world of home construction. 


Disclaimer: This blog serves as a valuable source of information, but it is important to consult with a financial expert who can provide personalized advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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