This question is coming up more and more often: Is the housing market going to crash again? Understandably, most homeowners, first-time homebuyers and residential investors are timid given the last episode of home price devaluation in the Great Recession of 2008 and beyond. The question is valid -- especially for the consumer sector of real estate (residential) because buying a home is one of the largest investments most people will ever make. A 20-percent market correction could be catastrophic for some families and investors, let alone the disaster we saw in recent years past with the subprime debacle. Therefore, it is paramount to be able to forecast the future of the market. Of course, no one will peg it perfectly, but to have a general idea of what is ahead will give buyers the confidence necessary to see through the news headlines of doom and gloom that surround us every day. As a real estate investment manager with nearly $1 billion in transactions behind me, I've had ...
- Knowing when to buy and sell assets is the critical component that can make or break an investor. Often success comes down to understanding this one fundamental idea: market cycles.
- Residential real estate is expected to experience a some healthy ebbs and flows for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017. Although there is a strong likelihood of a mild recession over the next couple of years, in terms of where we are in this current macro cycle, investors can still expect significant upside for their real estate investments.
- The daily noise of experts and market commentators can cloud an investor's judgment. Being independently mindful of the macro market cycles and investor sentiment (for any market in which you invest) will instill confidence.