Real Estate Market Trends

Poll: Real Estate is the Best Investment

From 2007 to 2009, the Great Recession dealt a huge blow to both the U.S. housing and stock markets. As a result, confidence in each of these long-term investment choices saw large declines among the American people, who were unsurprisingly hesitant to risk being burned again. Fast-forward to 2016, and both markets have seen strong recoveries in the intervening years; however, confidence in real estate has grown much more robustly than confidence in stocks. In fact, a new Gallup poll shows that not only is real estate the top long-term investment choice among Americans, but that it has widened its lead over the competition! In the past five years, other options, such as bonds and savings, have shown either little change or, in the case of the top choice from 2011, a large decline.

Four Good Reasons for a Strong Housing Market

If you're unsure about the future of the U.S. housing market, then you're not alone. Even among real estate professionals, there is disagreement regarding the industry's outlook in the coming years as the market adapts to new conditions and buyers. In a recent article, National Mortgage News makes the case for a strong and stable future housing market by discussing four positive factors: interest rates, job growth, Millennials, and boomerang buyers. Keep reading to learn why these signs point to continued prosperity!

Home Price Growth Up; Mortgage Rates Down

Although the stock market has been less than stellar as of late, real estate appears to be a rock-solid investment. A new report released by the National Association of REALTORS this week shows that home prices continued their seemingly-unstoppable upswing in the fourth quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, mortgage rates have fallen for six consecutive weeks and are approaching their lowest point from last year. Keep reading to learn about the most and least expensive housing markets, why prices just keep rising, and whether mortgage rates will fall any further.

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