There’s no doubt about it: the 2019 start to the housing market has seen its ups and downs. Here are the real estate market trends in global share for 2019.
The year started with sky-high home prices, historically low mortgage rates and a definitive upper hand for sellers. In recent (2019) months though, home price growth has faltered, rates have risen to their highest point in nearly five years, and favor has started to shift from seller to buyer.
Will these trends continue? Will housing experience the same wild ride in the new year? Here’s what experts predict will happen in the 2019 real estate market:
Mortgage rates will preserve growing
“Regardless of consistent hiking over the past two years, mortgage fees stay further decreased than they were during the peak of the recession and under average for the kind of strong financial increase we’ve been experiencing. In an effort to alternate in 2019, as the 30-12 months, constant fee loan reaches territory no longer visible since the darkish days of 2008 when rates were racing downward in response to the housing crisis.”
Millennials will hold buying homes
“The housing marketplace in 2019 might be characterized by using persevered growing loan charges and surging millennial demand. Rising quotes, by making housing less costly, will probably deter potential homebuyers. However, the biggest cohort of millennials could be turning 29 next year, entering peak household formation and domestic-buying age, and contributing to the increase in first-time buyer demand.”
“Millennials will maintain to make up the biggest segment of buyers a subsequent year, accounting for 45% of mortgages, in comparison to 17% of Boomers, and 37% of Gen Xers. At the same time as first-time consumers will war next year, older Millennial move-up customers may have greater alternatives in the mid-to top-tier rate point and could make up most people of Millennials who close in 2019. Looking forward, 2020 is anticipated to be the height Millennial home buying for the year with the largest cohort of millennials turning 30 years old. Millennials also are probably to make up the most important percentage of home buyers for the subsequent decade as their housing wishes modify over time.”
Rental trends for 2019
The metropolitan cities are expected to account for approximately 30 percent new projects launched every year, points out Amit Wadhwani, co-founder of Sai Estate Consultants. Consequently, “Real estate players are now changing the rules of marketing. Also, there is a transformation in buying patterns. With the chronic inter-bank deficit and the government expenditure program funded by the Reserve Bank, the regulator may increase interest rates in 2019,” says Wadhwani.
While young professionals and families are driving the demand for affordable rental options, healthy demand for corporate leasing for senior executives is driving rentals in luxury housing. “Rentals are expected to be on the growth curve, with an average increase of 2 to 8 percent year-on-year, especially in residential corridors that are close to commercial office markets. Co-living and student housing formats are changing how the rental market is shaping up, driven by millennials and the young workforce,” by StraitsResearch.
National rents will rise, but apartment construction could ease renters’ pains
“As higher rates limit the number of homes that potential buyers can afford, some would-be buyers will be too financially stretched to buy and will continue renting. As a result, recent (and very slight) drops in rent will reverse and turn positive again. The shift will be muted, however, by continued steady investment in apartment construction, which will prevent rent growth from shooting too far above income growth.”