During the past year, the housing market has been on fire. There are not a lot of houses for sale, many people are interested in moving, and there is a rising demand from the people who put off moving during the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, Millennial demand is picking up, which will only make the housing market even hotter. Recently, a survey found that approximately two-thirds of people who qualify for Generation Y are thinking about buying a home in the near future. Many of them have improving financial circumstances, and they are looking for a way to build wealth and settle down.
A Majority Of Millennials Are Now Homeowners
Millennials make up approximately 43 percent of all new home purchases so far this year, which is up from 37 percent in 2021. In addition, Millennials represent approximately 20 percent of the United States population, and they represent the fastest-growing segment of homebuyers in the country. Furthermore, approximately 53 percent of all Millennials now own their own home. Many Millennials have become homeowners by purchasing homes that require updating. As a result, many Millennials are spending money renovating and upgrading their homes.
Has The Housing Market Hit Its Peak?
Even though a lot of Millennials have become homeowners, there are many who are still struggling to afford the cost of a house. With rising mortgage interest rates and home prices, it will only become more difficult for them to do so in the future. Some people are wondering if the housing market has peaked. If a price correction takes place, it could make it easier for Millennials who have not yet purchased a house to do so. Even though it is impossible to predict the future, some financial experts believe that the housing market is headed for a correction.
More Homes Are Needed
One of the reasons why housing prices are so high is that there are not a lot of new houses being built. A shortage of labor and materials has made it difficult for construction companies to keep up with demand. If construction companies are able to start building more houses, it could increase the supply of homes on the market, reducing prices overall.
About the Author:Babak Moghaddam graduated from University of Southern California in 1985. He entered the mortgage industry as a compliance auditor at the Bank of New York in 1986 and completed his masters in Business Administration two years later. After seventeen years in the traditional mortgage banking world Babak finally transformed this vision into his own practice in 2002 when he formed Charter Pacific Lending Corp, a mortgage company that has provided over $900 Million in residential real estate loans throughout Southern California. Babak and his team do things a little differently than other mortgage providers. They work as financial advisors, because they have come to realize that a mortgage is a very powerful financial tool. And just like any other financial tool, it should be managed as part of the overall financial management plan to reach every home owner’s long and short-term financial goals much faster. You can contact Babak for a free consultation and strategy session at (800) 322-1217 X103.