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Mortgage rates are falling. How low can they go in 2023?

Mortgage industry executives, analysts and economists have started to place their bets on where mortgage rates will settle in 2023 amid the Federal Reserve’s tightening monetary policy and the fears of an economic recession. Spoiler alert: don’t expect much, if any, relief for borrowers in the short term. 

It’s true that after doubling over the course of a year, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate is trending downward at the close of 2022. On Thursday morning, a Freddie Mac survey showed this week’s rates at 6.27%, four basis points lower than the previous week. (Mortgage rates averaged 3.05% details ⇒

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