This year is projected to be a great year for housing. Experts say the U.S. housing market will likely grow faster than the overall economy. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling, this may be an ideal time to get into the housing market.
Consumer Confidence Is High
Consumers are feeling more positive about the economy, business conditions and the job market. This is for good reason: The U.S. economy added nearly 2.9 million jobs in the private sector in 2015. The more confident people feel about their economic future, the more likely they are to buy a home.
Housing Demand Is On The Rise
Although more than 1.5 million new households were formed over the past year, more than 30% of 18-34 year olds are still living with their parents. Combine this pent-up demand with low inventories in many areas around the U.S., and you have the spark that drives new residential development.
Demand For Credit Is On The Rise, Too
With consumer debt service ratios the lowest they’ve been for more than two decades, more people are eligible to qualify for a mortgage. Plus, homeowners who foreclosed on their homes during the housing crisis will be eligible to give homeownership (and a mortgage) another go within the next few years.
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