When Will Home Prices Fall

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Q: When do you think home prices will fall? Scott, Edgewater, NJ

A: Whenever home prices increase faster than incomes, a home price correction is inevitable. Home prices in NJ rose almost 12% in 2020—this huge increase was not the result of local real estate market fundamentals, but rather was caused by fear of coronavirus. Although incomes in general did surprisingly increase in 2020, incomes certainly did not increase as much as NJ home prices. Therefore, sometime in the next few years perhaps in 2023 there will be a downward home price correction as local real estate markets in NJ approach market equilibrium. Thanks for your question, Scott. Good luck.

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