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Barbara Corcoran Says 'Now Is the Best Time' to Buy as Home Prices Will Soon Go 'Through the Roof' The real estate mogul says that playing the waiting game is not the best strategy.

By Emily Rella

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In the summer of 2023, "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran told Fox Businesses' "The Claman Countdown" that, when interest rates drop, home prices will go up — again.

"The minute those interest rates come down, all hell is going to break loose and prices are going to go through the roof," she said at the time.

Now, she's issuing the warning again. On Wednesday, the Corcoran Group founder told Fox Business Network that when interest rates get around 6%, prices will surge.

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"If rates go down just another percentage point — that's what I'm hoping for by year-end — prices are going to go through the roof," Corcoran said.

She also said waiting could end up costing home buyers more.

"Everyone's going to charge the market," she said. "And so if you wait for interest rates to come down another point, I don't think you'll gain, I think you'll wind up paying more."

Last week, the 30-year fixed rate was 6.79%, per Freddie Mac.

Interest rates have stayed the same since July 2023. Earlier this month, the Fed said a cut could come over the summer.

Original story October 16, 2023:

While the housing market may seem rough thanks to interest rates hitting a 23-year-high, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran thinks it might actually be the best time for prospective homeowners to make a purchase.

In an Instagram post on Monday to her one million followers, Corcoran said that while high rates and high prices push "more buyers on the sidelines" to "wait it out" she's not exactly sure what everyone's waiting for — because once interest rates go down, a home buying frenzy will begin, and prices will rise even more, she predicted.

"The days of the 2 or 3% interest rates are never going to come again. Forget about that, but they will come down," Corcoran said. "The minute they drop and come down to anything with a five in front of it, the whole world is going to jump back into the market, there's going to be no houses around and prices are going to go up by 10% or even 15% — so don't get out of the market."

"This is the very best time to buy a house because everybody's scared," she added.

Related: 'All Hell Is Going to Break Loose': Barbara Corcoran Issues Warning About Commerical Real Estate Market

Many agreed with Corcoran's perspective in the comment section.

"We are starting to see more and more homes sit on the market for this very reason," said one real estate agent. "Buyers have so much more negotiation power while others are sitting and waiting."

"Bravo! Buy [now] and secure the property without the insanity then [refinance] when the rates come down," another suggested.

Earlier this summer, Corcoran spoke on Fox Businesses' "The Claman Countdown" and talked about the impending trouble she predicted for the residential real estate market following the inevitable drop in interest rates.

Related: Look Inside Barbara Corcoran's $1 Million Trailer in California

"The minute those interest rates come down, all hell is going to break loose and prices are going to go through the roof," she said at the time.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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