Why The Housing Market is Suddenly Struggling
The recent cooling of the US housing market is as much the result of unrealistic earlier expectations of another impending real estate boom as anything else. The first signs of increased real estate activity sent journalists into a frenzy. Economic fundamentals not media hype drive real estate, as all economic activity ultimately is driven by demand. Also, every residential property market is different and some markets aren’t cooling right now. Housing affordability in many places has gone down which obviously has a dampening effect on demand particularly for first time home buyers who are essential to all residential real estate markets.