While economic growth is expected to slow in 2019, experts predict home sales will hold steady thanks to:
Home Flipping Near Record Highs 
What’s driving the strong returns?
Today’s flippers are buying properties at a discount — typically distressed properties or those with substantial maintenance needs — and increasing property value through home improvements rather than relying solely on house price appreciation.
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 Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), March 2019.
 Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group, April 2019 Economic Outlook.
 U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly New Residential Sales, March 2019.
 National Association of Realtors® (NAR), Existing-Home Sales, March 2019.
 Ellie Mae® Origination Insight Report, March 2019.
 CoreLogic, a data and analytics company, Economic Observations, April 2019.