COVID-19: Some Cautionary Advice in Favor of Worst-Case Scenarios

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is shattering the global economy, so why is there no objective response from real estate industry experts?

Ask Brian: What Does the Economic Crash Mean to Real Estate Investors?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Lucy from Illinois: Hi Brian, I’m a long time residential real estate investor (27 years). To me, it’s obvious that

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Why the next recession won’t bring down home prices

The resilience of the housing market is such that it will likely survive the next recession without home prices taking a substantial hit, according to a new report from title insurance firm First American Financial Services. “While the housing crisis is still fresh on the minds of many, and was the catalyst of the Great

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Zillow predicts more stability in housing markets in 2020

After extraordinary home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year’s slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy for many in the industry. And Zillow is predicting more of the same in 2020, with the market set to stabilize near historic norms. Changing tastes as millennials make up a

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Investors are bracing themselves for a recession

As talk of a possible recession increasingly pops up, some investors are debating whether or not now is the time to downsize their real estate portfolios, according to an article by the Forbes Real Estate Council this week. “The first thing to realize is that a recession is always coming,” the article states. “Anyone who

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Housing markets will do just fine in a recession, economists say

Consumer fears of a recession are growing, and experts say it could cause some Americans to get skittish about possible knock-on effects on the housing market. One reason for that is many Americans remain haunted by memories of the Great Recession last decade, which caused thousands to lose their homes to foreclosure. But experts say

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Experts warn next recession could begin in 2020

The United States set a record for the longest economic expansion this month, but it’s not expected to go on for much longer. Indeed, the next recession will likely begin in 2020, according to a panel of housing experts and economists. The Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, conducted quarterly by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more than

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47 Million Are Worse Off Now Than Before the Great Recession

As America marks the 10th anniversary of the end of the Great Recession this month, a new Bankrate survey finds that 47 million (23%) Americans who were adults when the recession started in December 2007 say their overall financial situation is worse now than it was before it hit. Another 1 in 4 say they are

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Home buyers dismiss recession fears

A new survey by Realtor.com shows that the threat of an impending recession has done little to deter home buyers. While 70 percent of Americans expect the U.S. to enter another recession in the next three years, most remain optimistic that housing will still perform far better than it did in the 2008 recession. In

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Lawrence Yun says the economy is strong, predicts stable growth in housing

The National Association of Realtor’s chief economist is optimistic that the real estate sector will continue to see stable growth, amid a strong economy. Lawrence Yun’s remarks came during a talk at the Realtors Conference & Expo in Boston last week, where he added that in his opinion another recession seems unlikely in the short

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