What is going to happen to mortgage rates in 2017? Seven expert opinions
-Rates are likely to hit 4.5 percent to 5 percent next year.
-This could put pressure on buyers to act; there are usually options open to buyers for working around higher rates, but buyers in high-priced markets will have more problems.
-It could also stymie the existing-home sale market as sellers decide to stay put instead of trade up at a higher mortgage rate.