2009 Predictions For Jersey Shore Real Estate
2009 is likely to be a year of continuing adjustment to a changing real estate marketplace. HGTV’s FrontDoor.com predictions for 2009 are relevant for Jersey Shore real estate…
- Sellers will continue to face falling home values in the new year because they’ll be competing with banks and builders who are slashing prices to sell off the still-huge inventory of foreclosures and new homes.
- The Obama administration will act on its plan to crack down on abusive lending practices.
- Mortgage holders in danger of losing their homes will receive more assistance from a variety of programs since the Senate’s Joint Economic Committee has predicted two million foreclosures in 2009.
- Banks’ restructuring should bring increasing calm, making loan modifications and short sales easier to obtain. Eventually this will lead to a decrease in the number of bank-owned properties on the market.
- Mortgage applications will continue to receive a comprehensive review, requiring borrowers to provide extensive income and debt documentation. Those with the best credit will get the best rates.
- The foreclosure crisis has created wiser consumers, with a deeper understanding of real estate, mortgages, and credit enabling better decision-making going forward.
- Green is good with increasing numbers of buyers opting for smaller homes that are within walking distance of school and work.
- Buyers and sellers will be more and more tech savvy, relying on tools like video, webcasts, and mobile search. Consumers and practitioners will benefit from being ahead of the curve.
- Prices will be low as will interest rates, creating great buying opportunities, and likely, inspiring reluctant buyers to make their move.
- The recession will end and buyers will regain confidence in the market.
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