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A new forecast is predicting that the housing market is nearing its peak pricing, and prices could fall over the next couple of years.

It comes on the back of the latest house price index from the Real Estate Institute released yesterday, which rose 30.6 percent in the year ended July compared with an annual rate of 29.8 in June.

But analysis from investment firm Jarden, forecasts house prices will fall 6 percent in 2022, followed by a further 3 percent decline into 2023.

“Our blended house price analysis has house prices at $746,192 at the end of December 2022, down 6 percent on the $792,574 forecast for the end of 2021. This price point would still be approximately 10 percent overbought from a new homeowner perspective on our estimates and 16 percent from an investor standpoint,” Jarden’s equity research director Grant Swanepoel said.


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