If you look at the headlines, you will see article after article written about the state of the real estate market amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Headlines will declare the spring homebuying season DOA, incite panic among commercial real estate owners who won’t see rent paid, and cause the Average Joe to worry that 2020 will see a throwback to the 2008 Great Recession.
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Throughout much of the COVID-19 discussion, we’ve emphasized just how uncharted this territory is. In so many ways, we just don’t know where things will go from here and how deeply and truly the pandemic will affect not just real estate investing, but all areas of life, work, and recreation.
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While there are many factors to pay attention to as an investor of any kind, one of the biggest indicators that people seem to look to, no matter what is the market cycle. For real estate investors, the real estate cycle can be valuable to understand, but it can create a lot of stress and anxiety if relied on too heavily for decision-making.
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It seems like there are as many predictions about the recovery of the real estate market as there are stars in the sky. A quick Google search will lead you to opinion after opinion, tackling the issue from all angles. In fact, you’ll find glowingly optimistic predictions in one article and doom saying in another. For real estate investors, how do know who to trust when the same data is being interpreted in vastly different ways?
What if you choose to put your future in an opinion that turns out to be wrong? There’s a lot of risk there.
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NBC News reports that the housing market recovery is well on its way. Indeed, more people are buying houses, inventories of distressed properties are down, and prices are moving slowly upwards.
Interestingly, according to NBC, "Current homeowners accounted for 54 percent of October’s non-distressed market, up from 50 percent in June," while first-time home sales are actually declining. "Unfortunately, first-time home buyers are seeing just the opposite, largely left out of this surge in sales and prices. Their share of the market, usually up in the 40 percent range historically, fell to 34.7 percent in October."