Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greater Omaha 20041001
Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy | MyKCM
All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force, the tailwind that is necessary. Some may question that assertion as they look back on the last recession in 2008 when housing was the anchor to the economy – holding it back from sailing forward. But even then, the overall economy did not begin to recover until the real estate market started to regain its strength. This time, the housing market was in great shape when the virus hit. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American, recently explained:
“Many still bear scars from the Great Recession and may expect the housing market to follow a similar trajectory in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But, there are distinct differences that indicate the housing market may follow a much different path. While housing led the recession in 2008-2009, this time it may be poised to bring us out of it.”
Fleming is not the only economist who believes this. Last week, Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, (@DrFrankNothaft) tweeted:
“For the first 6 decades after WWII, the housing sector led the rest of the economy out of each recession. Expect it to do so this time as well.”
And, Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders, in an economic update last week explained:
“As the economy begins a recovery later in 2020, we expect housing to play a leading role. Housing enters this recession underbuilt, not overbuilt…Based on demographics and current vacancy rates, the U.S. may have a housing deficit of up to one million units.”

Bottom Line

Every time a home is sold it has a tremendous financial impact on local economies. As the Omaha real estate market continues its recovery, it will act as a strong tailwind to the overall national economy.

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Market Trends
Location:
Nebraska Douglas County Omaha
Groups:
Market Updates
Market Reports
Omaha Real Estate
Tags:
omaha real estate
omaha homes for sale
top omaha real estate agents
top omaha realtors
best omaha real estate agents
guaranteed sold
omaha guaranteed sale
best omaha realtors
omaha real estate professional

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,908,415
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

As I’ve always said- When Real Estate is booming, we put a lot of other people to work 

May 19, 2020 07:45 AM #1
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
875,786

The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information