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{efb30ac7d7b9cc71a471440e9412819dd674ca13c81bd48ee6b3cf986af15c42} 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{efb30ac7d7b9cc71a471440e9412819dd674ca13c81bd48ee6b3cf986af15c42}. At the beginning of the year, this is down from 3.80{efb30ac7d7b9cc71a471440e9412819dd674ca13c81bd48ee6b3cf986af15c42} 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{efb30ac7d7b9cc71a471440e9412819dd674ca13c81bd48ee6b3cf986af15c42} 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 up 8.0{efb30ac7d7b9cc71a471440e9412819dd674ca13c81bd48ee6b3cf986af15c42}. Furthermore, given that domestic buyers typically finance their homes much more significant than foreign buyers, low rates can stimulate domestic demand to compensate for the impact on international buyers’ market.

Foreign-home sellers may face closing delays

Due to the closed or reduced hours of the embassy and other consulates in China and elsewhere, it may be challenging to have a property that escrow would approve, with a well-informed deed and title would ensure. When sellers are currently in the United States, they seek to fulfill their requirements before returning to their country. If a contract is not approved, international sellers may want to declare an emergency that would require a seller to cancel if they can not receive a notarial certificate.

Might slow more, exacerbating already-tensioned supply, new home construction in world

World’s building industry receives various investments from Asian nations, including China. With the disruption of such supply chains in the Coronavirus, the cost of these materials will increase in a short period, or become restricted, which will raise construction costs and potentially reduce the rate of new housing development below its level by 2020.

Low prices and fewer homes built if the pressure on domestic prices will rise

Better affordability resulting from lower rates in conjunction with lower buildings as the building supply chain impacts could lead to higher home price pressures in the world. The inventory of unsold products has already been small, and reduced construction activities are likely to continue — particularly as buyers respond to lower prices.

The household business forecast is unchanged for now

The situation is continuing, and the circumstances could escalate beyond what is supposed to happen depending on the extent and duration of the outbreak. Nevertheless, as current economic projections of moderate G.D.P. growth declines are being enforced, the impact of lower levels will help to compensate for the effects of slower economic conditions and increased economic uncertainty, so that it remains moderate.

The prospect of a recovery in 2000 would take more time than did the others of SARS:

Around the turn of the century, the SARS virus had a detrimental impact that started to decrease within six months of the outbreak. Nevertheless, as opposed to the Coronavirus, either consumer spending or domestic financial markets did not suffer from significant effects on SARS. The size and mortality rate of the infected population is also substantially higher with Coronavirus, which means a more extended period for the eventual recovery.


It is clear that in 2020 the Coronavirus will affect the economy and the housing market, and it is also clear that no panic has been brought. The impact of lower rates will contribute to offset the contrary winds on the housing market, and the economic growth forecasts of the other countries have been reduced to ten percent.

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