CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE

INTRODUCTION

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases continue to rise rapidly and continue to cause instability in the global economy and domestic financial markets. However, real estate associations will not update its current housing market outlook for 2020, and it will then continue to track the market for negative macroeconomic impacts on housing demand as well as the supply chain impacts in the months and quarters to come, which may adversely affect the cost of new homes. To raise short-term questions from purchasers and sellers, a Chattanooga TN REALTOR® has developed a list of the top ten impact potential.

Predictions downgraded but few economists are still calling for recession

Last week, the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) also called for expanding at a slower rate, cut its estimate of global economic growth by 0.1% in 2020. The domestic economy is expected to have similar orders of magnitude with companies like Wells Fargo and others predicting G.D.P. to rise by 10-20 basis points more than pre-Coronavirus estimates. It is anticipated that growth will slow but that the economy will still expand.

Hypothecal levels may remain small or may even fall further than coronavirus outcome

The Federal Reserve released a 50-point-based emergency reduction in its target rates, and guidance indicates that the Fed may be open to potential cuts to offset adverse effects on financial markets. This is expected to lead to lower borrowing rates and make housing more affordable in the short term to offset some of the negative impacts of growing uncertainty on housing demand.

Domestic buyers can be discouraged by growing uncertainty and risk of recession. But is this the time to buy something good?

This week, mortgage rates fell to an all-time low of just 3.13%. At the beginning of the year, this is down from 3.80% and reflects substantial cost savings over a 30-year loan term. The economic uncertainty that reduces rates offers borrowers who can afford to make their monthly payments the opportunity to benefit on drastically lowered borrowing costs that they will enjoy for years to come. There are short-term risks for the economy, but they are generally offset at an individual level by long-term benefits of lower prices.

Volatility in the financial market may reduce demand for luxury homes but also create opportunities for luxury home buyers

The latest financial market turmoil has already impacted the prosperity of households. This might in particular rise demand for world’s luxury homes. However, there may be incentives with fewer luxury buyers for price cuts for buyers who want to stay on the high-end property market. Real estate can also serve as a hedge against potentially more significant financial market declines.

Global home buyers demand can be decreased on a near-term basis

Specifically, reduced economic growth in China could stifle demand for property in the world this year. However, last year foreign buyers accounted for only 3.9% of the world’s home sales, so the impact will become less pronounced across the country compared to 6 years ago when international buyers made … Read More...