Real Estate Investment Outlook October 2019
The reduction of the interest rate of around 4.5%. Compared with the average growth of approximately 8.5%, is a favorable development for real estate markets.
By: CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE STUDIES
Our economic expansion is established and is now officially the longest on record. While business cycles don't last forever, we should recognize that the longer an expansion lasts, the more likely it is to stagger. Another sign suggesting that our economy is in the later stages of the business cycle is the extremely low unemployment rate. The yield curve shows signs of inverting from time to time, such inversions are not a guarantee that a recession is coming. They tend, however, to coincide with an increased risk of an economic downturn six months to two years into the future.
We feel a recession is unlikely thanks to strong household income growth. Consumer spending is likely to remain solid, but trade uncertainty will be an ongoing drag on real estate investments. Tariffs themselves are harmful to grow. The larger impact occurs because of the rising uncertainty, which brings caution.
Tariffs make investors unsure to what may be in the future. Many investors are waiting for greater clarity. We have already seen a significant decline in activity, and more weakness in sentiment indicators is likely in the coming months.
ApartmentData.com reports that currently, the residential real estate marketplace is slowing down. This specifically means that single-family homes are becoming scarce. This is likely to drive up prices in areas that are experiencing limited supply and high demand. Core Logic recently published a survey indicating that home prices are expected to increase by more than five percent by May 2020. Scarcity of affordable homes leads directly to increased demand for rental and lease properties
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugene E. Vollucci, is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on real estate taxation and investing and has authored books in these fields published by John Wiley & Sons of New York. He is the Director of the Center for RE Studies, an educational and research organization. To learn more about the Center, please visit our web site at http://www.calstatecompanies.com