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  • Writer's pictureLoi Huynh

The Future Of The Real Estate Industry In The Next Five Years

Future of Real Estate Industry
LLRE Group

Inquiries about the impact of investors on the property market are common. The specialists asked for their predictions for the next five years and provided the following conclusion.

In April, the nationwide average listing price rose 10% to $341,600, indicating that the housing market appeared to be running on all cylinders. Despite the 19.1% increase in mortgage rates from April to April, buyers aren't backing down.

The following is a frequently requested question:

Whether or not we're about to enter a housing bubble. A market collapse or deflation does not seem to be imminent.

For the next five years, we surveyed almost a dozen professionals in the field of real estate to get their thoughts on the state of the market. While most analysts believe that homeowner demand will continue to grow, some signals are that increasing inflation and geopolitical instability might cause house prices to fall.

Is a Housing Crisis About to Occur?

The Dallas Fed blogged on March 29 on a "brewing U.S. housing drop." The paper stated that the steep rise in housing prices does not signal a bubble. Still, other elements do, including "shifts in expendable cash, the price of financing and accessibility to it, demand interruptions, and increasing labor and raw building materials costs."

"There is widespread expectation that today's significant price hikes will continue," the Dallas Fed study concluded. "If many purchasers share this notion, 'fear of missing out purchases may raise prices and increase house-price expectations."

Even though the analysis dubbed the current housing market "abnormal," the experts determined that a housing correction wouldn't be as severe as the 2007–2009 crisis.

"Household balance sheets are in better condition, and excessive borrowing doesn't appear to be supporting the housing market boom," stated the research, adding that market players and regulators are better placed to stop a catastrophe.

1. Demand for Housing among Zoomers

Potential Riseme buyers are numerous since 50% of the U.S. population is under 35 (approximately 166 million people as of July 2019). Because first-time homebuyers account for the highest percentage of those who purchase a house (31%). (NAR). All first-time buyers are under 40, which suggests that demand will remain strong, mainly because the housing supply is at an all-time low.

For the previous ten years, the housing market has seen minimal growth in inventory. Therefore we won't see a decline." Sundae's Polina Ryshakov thinks that in the following years, Generation Z will be 30 and more financially prepared to become homes than Millenials were when they were that age. She says, "It's likely to be an amazing moment." As a result, "the demand for houses will continue to be as strong, if not greater, while inventories are still behind in demand."

2. Demand Is Outpacing Supply

Another reason why the housing market is expected to continue robust for the foreseeable future is because of a lack of supply.

Rick Sharga, executive vice president of RealtyTrac, explains that "the supply-demand mismatch is the major reason housing prices have soared so fast." After not constructing nearly enough homes for the last decade, homebuilders will need at least a few more years to add enough new supply to bring the market back into equilibrium.

At today's sales rate, it would take about six months to exhaust all available properties for sale in a market with a balanced supply and demand. As a result of the current market's extreme mismatch in the advantage of sellers, there is just 1.7 months' worth of supply available.

A positive indicator is the 6.8% annual increase in new house building in February, which is the most substantial rise since 2006. There is no logic to imagining that the almost 1.8 million new house constructions will impact property values.

As First American Financial Corp.'s deputy chief economist, Odeta Kushi, notes, "it will take time to eliminate the available housing loan we have accrued.". Even if the pace of expansion slows in 2021, the gap will continue to exert upward pressure on housing prices."

3. There Is A Lower Risk Of Default For Borrowers

Today's housing market has more challenging lending requirements than it did in the previous one because of new legislation and lessons acquired from the financial crisis of 2008. This challenge indicates that customers are less likely to default on their debts today than before the financial crisis.

The practice of requiring applicants to submit proof of their income before applying for a loan was widespread before the housing meltdown. In addition, many government-backed loans have particular criteria, such as a minimal credit rating and a down payment. In addition, authorities now want lenders to check a borrower's capacity to repay the loan, among other requirements.

There were more than a trillion dollars in new mortgages in the final quarter of 2021, with 67% of those loans going to borrowers with credit scores of at least 760. This stat is a "perfect" score, according to FICO.

According to Zillow analyst Nicole Bachaud, lending requirements have been stricter, and credit ratings for new mortgages are, on average higher than in the early 2000s. Instead, house values will continue to rise, but at a slower rate than they are right now, as economists predict.

4. Warning Signs for the Housing Market's Decline

Many commentators have characterized a "strengthening economy" as having "recession rumblings." Last year, growing inflation and consumer prices raised alarms.

In reaction to inflation, the Fed hiked its federal money rate in May, the most significant rise in 22 years, signaling a slowdown. The federal funds rate doesn't affect long-term mortgage rates but credit card and adjustable-rate mortgage rates (ARMs). Higher rates might hinder consumer spending.

Goldman Sachs predicts 1.75 percent GDP growth for 2022. Goldman Sachs Group experts forecast a 35% likelihood of recession, which would affect the housing market.

The Russia-Ukraine War Economy won't improve.

The U.S. and Eurozone have banned Russian oil following its invasion of Ukraine, pushing up energy costs. Increasing energy costs will fuel inflation, which, together with improved mortgage rates, might reduce consumer spending. Consumers may lose interest in home buying.

The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index says consumer confidence hit a 10-year low in March. March's index declined 30% year-over-year to 59.4. Respondents were concerned about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, excessive inflation, and oil price rises.

The U.S. oil catastrophe in Russia may lead to supply-chain difficulties and increasing prices. As prices rise, individuals are less confident making significant purchases like purchasing a house.

Geopolitical tensions "may have additional repercussions on inflation," says CoreLogic's deputy chief economist Selma Hepp. The Fed will likely start tightening its policies, including raising interest rates. An aggressive rate hike might hurt the housing market, especially if mortgage rates surge.



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