Don't let inflation stop you from buying a house

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty




I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know but Inflation has hit a forty-year high. 

If you're thinking about buying a home, 
All the  news about high prices and inflation may make you wonder if you should wait.  Here's what you need to remember. 
In times like these, you wanna be invested in an asset that outperforms inflation. That’s where homeownership comes in. 
This graph shows the average inflation by decade compared to home price growth going all the way back to the seventies. The blue bars are the average inflation rates in each decade. And the green bars are the average home price appreciation. What this really tells us is that in most decades, housing has outperformed inflation. The big takeaway here is history helps prove that homeownership is a great hedge against inflation. So, if you wanna buy a home today, don’t let the latest news stop you. Let’s connect so you have a local expert on your side to give you the home buying advice you need every step of the way. And remember I can help you with your real estate needs personally here in the Northeast Florida area. If you are out of the area I’m happy to connect you with an agent in your area that can help you best.

Mike Jones Jacksonville Real Estate Agent
904 874-0422

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Florida Network Realty


Comments (6)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for sharing the information. Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Jun 29, 2022 10:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mike & Cindy Jones a home is one of the best protections against inflation.

Jun 29, 2022 11:51 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

In the long-term owning a home is great protection against inflation.

However, with the current war against oil causing historic highs in gasoline prices, which is causing historic inflation, which is causing historic leaps in interest rates, some buyers are worried that committing to a mortgage is an unpredictable risk.


Contrary to the rosie picture painted in the media, Americans are worried about their diminishing buying power and worried that ominous dark clouds of recession are forming on the horizon.


But Americans should still hop on the homeownership train, but be prudent about buying LESS than they can afford just in case the current trends and policies continue to go unchecked.

Jun 29, 2022 07:01 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I agree that owning a home is an excellent investment in the long term.  However buyers have to be careful not to blow their budget in emotional bidding wars, which are still going on .  Home prices may dip, but probably not drop dramatically.

Jun 30, 2022 07:58 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

It's wonderful to see young people get into a home.  I love telling them to upside to buying a home.  They can grow their estate with real estate; a place to call your own and make it their own; and they can eventually be a move-up buyer.  Great post!

Jun 30, 2022 08:39 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 18, 2022 06:49 AM