Vancouver Business Journal reported on recent housing market statistics showing that although the real estate market for Clark County is probably going to cool down this year, demand for real estate is still going to outpace supply in the area. It’s important to note that the rate of growth for the real estate market is still accelerating, but it is accelerating slower than it has in the past.
Many Factors in the Real Estate Market
As the Journal reports, this change in growth rate is due to a variety of factors. A large part of the equation is simply a small correction to the overly-hot real estate market of the last two years. Sellers may have been overestimating the value of their properties as a result of the hype surrounding the market, and those prices had to come down eventually. Another important factor to consider is the economic uncertainty that staggered the stock markets toward the end of 2018. However, winter 2019 began with a bounce back, so these trends may be changing.
More Affordable, For Now
This correction has led to a small drop in the price of some houses; however, the price drop is not necessarily going to last. Not only is demand expected to eventually increase as Millennials begin buying homes, but there are likely to be multiple interest rate hikes in the next year. So while homes may come with slightly lower price tags, the monthly interest0 payments associated with a mortgage will be steadily increasing.
Real Estate Lawyers in Vancouver
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