February 2024 - National Market Update #3
What does the Number Five have to do with Real Estate?

What does the number five have to do with Real Estate? We all know what a roller coaster ride 2023 was for the housing market. With skyrocketing mortgage rates and low inventory, it seemed like the market came to a screeching halt and everyone scratched their heads. So will this year be the year of the fives? Hi, I am Krista Mashore with eXp Realty and The Mashore Group. Let's take a look at the forecast. Experts are predicting mortgage rates could dip to the fives by mid-year bringing out buyers who have been on the sidelines waiting for rates to drop. According to Keeping Current Matters Real Estate founder, Steve Harney, the lower rates will increase the demand for housing and he is predicting we could see 5.5 million homes sold nationwide this year. Wow, that is great news plus housing prices should appreciate about 5% from last year. Additionally, we are going to see a lot of pent-up buyer and seller demand from 2023 spill into 2024 creating a more competitive but normal market. So, sellers and buyers get ready as the 2024 market will be heating up. As always, It is best to align yourself with a great agent. Most agents know what’s happening but a great agent can explain what’s happening and create a strategic plan for you. Our team of great agents are ready to help. Please reach out to my team and I so we can help strategize your next move.

In 2018 Krista Mashore sold over 22 Million dollars worth of Real Estate and is named in the Wall Street Journal within the Top 100 Agents Nationwide. Please see the article at The Wall Street Journal. To see Krista's local recognition check out this link featured in the Brentwood Press.

Kristas expertise and professionalism is revealed not only in the 14 years in Real Estate but also by being within the top 1% of all Realtors in Contra Costa County continuously since 2002.

Krista posses a Master's Degree in Education, previously employed as a School Teacher. Her excellence derives from her outstanding communication, skills, expertise in marketing, and her optimistic attitude towards life in general. Pristine Customer Service to her clients is a top priority. Krista has a natural ability for developing trust by her client base.

Her attitude is characterized her slogan: "When You Do What You Love, People Love What You Do."