Realtor Magazine just published the economic forecast for the 2015-2016 housing market and the numbers continue to trend upward. As the market continues to improve however, interest rates also are forecasted to rise. The forecast is predicting 2015 interest rates to average in around 4.9% and will continue to rise to 6% in 2016. If you're thinking of making a move, this is further proof that 2015 will be a great year to do so. While 6% is still a low interest rate historically speaking, you will have higher purchasing power in 2015 and that will continue to decrease as interest rates increase! Keep in mind that for every percentage point that interest rates rise your affordability drops by roughly $20,000! The forecast is outlined below: