2017 Real Estate Market Predictions

The real estate market witnessed a shocking turn towards the end of 2016 after Donald Trump, a real estate financier, became the president-elect. This is presumably going to lead to a few changes in 2017 for the real estate sector.


In 2016, the real estate sector saw healthy value increment. This has been due to numerous factors, for example, low-interest rate, more wage growth, lower gas costs, and also the choice of millennials to, at long last, settle down. Some of the 2017 Real Estate market predictions include:

Costs Will Rise

Costs rose each month of 2016, with the biggest gains coming towards the end of the year. There was also a 5.61% national increase. Specialists expect costs of housing to keep on rising even though it will be at a moderate rate. This is due to the fact that demand of homebuyers is more intense now when compared to a year ago.

Affordability May Decline

The big cities in America are expected to witness a rise in wages. However, the type of homes which may be affordable to somebody acquiring the middle pay is most certainly not. This pattern, which has hindered many seeking to purchase their first home in the course of recent years, will be heightened by the continued rise in mortgage rates.

Mortgage Rates Will Be More Unpredictable

The two noteworthy political events of 2016 set rates of mortgages moving in opposite ways. In June, Britain’s vote to exit the European Union put rates almost a record low. Whereas in November, Donald Trump’s election in U.S. decision had resulted in an opposite impact, sending rates over 4%, something that has not happen for a long time. Even though rates are still low, but it is expected to keep rising in 2017.

There Will Be Improvement In Availability of Credit

The priorities of early Trump administration are not anticipated to directly deal with real estate. Be that as it may, the president-elect and his cabinet have made it clear that they would like to roll back a great part of the post-emergency money financial regulation stipulated in the Dodd-Frank Act. In principle, this could likely open up banks to loan all the more unreservedly to an extensive variety of potential home buyers.

Improvement in Supply

Declining stock was the characterizing highlight of the real estate sector in 2016. It prompted to appreciation in value. An entire turnaround is improbable in 2017. However, there are a couple of signs that this year could witness a little improvement in the supply of housing.

Millennials Will Become Property Owner & Tenants

In recent events, half of all home buyers are under age 36. In any case, Millennials will keep on making up a majority of home buyers. This is due to the fact that Millennials (adults given birth to after 1980) are currently the largest generation of adults, and also make up the larger workforce percentage.

Competition Will Become Fiercer

Finally, due to the expected increase in demand, home sellers will keep up the edge over home buyers in 2017.