Interest rates came way down in 2020, but started back on the rise last year and continue to increase. Buyers flooded the market due to historically low interest rates – rates unseen in nearly half a century. But starting in 2021, rates began rising slowly again due to inflation. Rates are expected to continue to rise, according to experts. Buyers are still looking right now, but some of that demand may soon fall off as the year wears on, making selling sooner potentially a better bet than selling later.