In this video, Motley Fool analyst Austin Smith talks with host Chris Hill about trends in the housing market and focuses on three reasons home values may plateau in the short term. Many homeowners are still too far underwater for moving to a new home to be a financial possibility, while private equity firms are buying a large number of homes at a premium, which is driving up home prices across the board. Meanwhile, interest rates are rising. With all those factors combined, demand to buy a home may take a serious hit. Austin tells investors how this could cause short-term stagnation in the value of your home, and which stocks are great picks for a housing market where people are staying put.
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