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According to a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been voted the best long-term investment for 11 years in a row, beating gold, stocks, bonds, and more.
- If you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what history tells us.
- In four of the last six recessions, home prices actually appreciated, only falling during the early 90s and the housing crash in 2008. Mortgage rates, though, declined during each of the previous recessions.
- When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are selling for.
- It takes professionals who study expert opinions and data to truly understand the real estate market and separate fact from fiction.
Countless people have set out on the exciting journey of homeownership.
- According to a Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for eight years in a row.
- Real estate tops the list because you’re not just buying a place to call home – you’re investing in your future. Real estate is typically considered a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time.
- It’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis.
- In 4 of the last 6 recessions, home prices actually appreciated. Home prices only fell twice – minimally in the early 90s and then by nearly 20% during the housing crash in 2008.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its latest Existing Home Sales (EHS) report later this week.
If you’re considering buying a home or selling your current one to find something that better suits your needs, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today.
- Pricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.
- To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your home’s condition.
- In today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.
- That’s because homes are selling fast, receiving 4.4 offers on average and often selling above the asking price. Then, when you buy your next home, you’ll also win by addressing your changing needs and taking advantage of near historic-low mortgage rates.
If you're planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment.
Here are a few reasons you may not want to hold off until the new year to sell your house.