What's my home worth?

Enter your information and I'll get right back to you with a free home estimate.
Find out!
check

Sent

What's my home worth?

Enter your information and I'll get right back to you with a free home estimate.
Find out!
check

Sent

Wendy Furth

Explore the Home Market











Wendy Furth

Furth & Associates

Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

September 28, 2020


Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20% decline in transactions. However, six months later, it seems as though the housing market has fully recovered.

Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, announced last week:

“Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has experienced a strong V-shaped recovery and is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels.”

The Economic & Strategic Research Group at Fannie Mae upgraded its forecast for home sales last week:

“Housing data over the past month continued to show a strong V-shape rebound, helping drive the broader economy. Existing home sales jumped to a pace not seen since 2006…We have substantially upgraded our forecasts for both new and existing home sales. For 2020, total home sales are now expected to be 1.3% higher than in 2019.”

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) agrees. In their last Pending Sales Report, NAR shared projections from Chief Economist Lawrence Yun:

“Yun forecasts existing-home sales to ramp up to 5.8 million in the second half. That expected rebound would bring the full-year level of existing-home sales to 5.4 million, a 1.1% gain compared to 2019.”

Yun’s forecast for 2021 was even more optimistic, stating, “Home sales will ramp up again next year, increasing between 8% – 12%.”

Bottom Line

The housing market has come roaring back and looks as though it may even surpass last year’s success.

Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic, hit the nail on the head when he said, “On an aggregated level, the housing economy remains rock solid despite the shock and awe of the pandemic.”


Tags:

Featured Listings

listed
South of the boulevard in Encino. Add your personal touches, remodel or rebuild and make this property even more special. Tucked away up a long drive in an absolutely beautiful setting is this 4-bedroom, 3 bath home on a 17,529 sqft lot.
$1,150,000
listed
4
beds
3
baths
2,378
Sq Ft
listed
This adorable Leimert Park A djacent bungalow is a Home Run! Legal Duplex 3806 and 3808 S Van Ness Boulevard is located in an OPPORTUNITY ZONE
$675,000
listed
5
beds
2
baths

Sq Ft

Recent Posts

Get Started!