In HousingWire, Rick Sharga offers intuitive analysis of the effects of current investor trends in the housing markets.
As the housing markets improve and interest rates rise, housing markets favorable to younger home buyers could result in the next generation of home buyers entering the market.
Read Rick Sharga’s article: Here’s what investor trends mean for the housing market.
On that last note, new home inventory is near a 40-year low (and much of the available inventory is made up of larger, more expensive “move-up” homes); distressed inventory is lower than expected; and a high percentage of existing home owners are either underwater or don’t have enough equity to sell their current homes.
This all adds up to weak demand – especially weak demand at the lower end of the market – and could lead to home prices weakening in some of the markets where price growth was accelerated by investor activity last year.
That should help from an affordability standpoint in those markets, especially as interest rates inch up, and eventually enable the next generation of home buyers to enter the market.
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