The end of the year means investment prediction time. The latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate forecasts which US property markets are the ones to watch in 2017. Unsurprisingly after an excellent 2016, Florida property is one to keep a keen eye on.
Figures released for US property prices in August point to another rise and bring the market close to its peak reached in July 2006. Prices went up across the board with some markets showing considerably higher increases.
Property analysts are unanimous in that 2016 has been one of the best years for the US housing market since the crisis. With the sector already looking forward to more of the same next year, now is a good time to take a look at some forecasts for the trends in the US property market in 2017.
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As the US economy and job market register full recovery levels, demand for housing is soaring. As a result, property inventory levels are tight across the board creating strong demand for new builds. However, developers currently face one major obstacle – the severe shortage of building land in the US. This latest BRIC Group article provides the full picture.
More households are choosing to rent US properties in the suburbs than city centres across the nation as a whole. In addition, the renter population continues to grow and outpace the supply of properties available to rent. These latest figures confirm the potential behind buy-to-let property in the US as this BRIC Group news article explains.
US rental properties are a top priority for baby boomers who now represent a significant proportion of those renting rather than buying. As this BRIC Group news article reports, this has big implications for the market generally and reinforces the potential for buy-to-let investment in US property.
A recent nationwide survey finds that rental demand for US property is set to continue. Pressure from new demographics and a changing economic scenario mean that the supply of rental properties in the US will remain well below demand.
“It’s a good time to be a landlord,” Florida Realtors news sector announced recently in an article explaining how rental properties in the US offer excellent long-term investment. The short-term return might not be as high as quick sales of US property but buy-to-let investment does secure long-term wealth.
Investors looking at the US property market next year can expect a virtual repetition of this year’s figures. In a nutshell, 2016 will see more high sales and price rises along with continued increases in rental rates and low vacancy levels within the rental market.