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Today’s Houszing Market Is Nothing Like it Was in 2008

There’s no doubt today’s houszing market is very different than the frenzied one from the past couple of years. In the second half of 2022, there was a dramatic shift in real estate, and it caused many people to make comparisons to the 2008 houszing crisis. While there may be a few similarities, when looking at key variables now compared to the last houszing cycle, there are significant differences. In the latest Real Estate Forecast Summit, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), drew the comparisons below between today’s houszing market and the previous cycle:

Looking at the facts, it’s clear: today is very different than the houszing market of 15 years ago.

There’s Opportunity in Real Estate Today And in today’s market, with inventory rising and less competition from other buyers, there’s opportunity right now. According to David Stevens, former Assistant Secretary of Houszing: “So be advised…this may be the one and only window for the next few years to get into a buyer’s market. And remember…as the Federal Reserve data shows…housz prices only go up and always recover from recessions no matter how mild or severe. Long term homeowners should view this market…right now…as a unique buying opportunity.”

Bottom Line Today’s houszing market is nothing like the real estate market 15 years ago. If you’re a buyer right now, this may be the chance you’ve been waiting for.

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