In a media environment that predicts that the housing world, and perhaps the American economy with it, are teetering on a risky edge, a new report by Dina Cheney for Bankrate presents a unique take with often uplifting thoughts, facts, and evidence. To set the stage for her report below, some background on the publisher and author are relevant.
A Bankrate homepage slogan proclaims: “Guiding you through life’s financial journey.” Deeper into their homepage, “Trusted news and reviews, published daily.”
SimilarWeb states that Bankrate gets some 17.5M visits monthly, but some would question the accuracy of their traffic estimates unless they are directly connected to a specific website’s server-data. That noted, SimilarWeb says Bankrate is ranked #10 in the U.S. finance category, keeping in mind that SimilarWeb stated: “Only data verified by Google Analytics will be displayed.” To the extent that Google is ‘trusted,’ apparently, that’s how trustworthy SimilarWeb’s data is. Suffice it to say that Bankrate is an apparent go to site for millions of monthly visits.
The Bankrate author for the interesting and arguably well written report that is critiqued/reviewed below is Dina Cheney. Cheney’s website says she has authored 6 books for publishers and has written “hundreds” of articles for an array of firms that include Realtor Magazine, Bankrate, and others not connected to housing or finance. Cheney’s website also stated: “Over the past few years, I’ve transitioned mostly to content writing and copywriting for brands…” Cheney’s pitch said: “For 447 of my recent by-lined clips (for 49 clients), visit my online portfolio.” Her portfolio looks impressive.
The apparent target audience for this Bankrate article by Cheney are potential homebuyers who are thinking as many as five years into the future. MHVille marketers, take note.
The article, via MSN, is found at this link here. Additional information, with more MHProNews analysis and commentary will follow her report via Bankrate. The Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home communities REITs and industry connected stocks follow this segment of today’s post.
Housing market predictions: the forecast for the next 5 years
Dina Cheney – 11.2.2022 11:17 AM
It’s been a wild real estate ride over the last few years. After a red-hot market characterized by bidding wars, low interest rates and elevated prices, mortgage rates increased to the highest level in 20 years, leading to a slowdown of both buying activity and purchase prices. Yet, with inventory still low, home price tags remain high in many parts of the U.S.
There are plenty of predictions about where the housing market is going in 2023. But what about farther out? After all, buying a home often requires long-term planning. We asked several residential real estate experts to peer into their crystal balls and give us a five-year forecast of the housing market. Here’s looking at you, 2027.
The current housing market
But first, a a snapshot of the residential real estate scene, as of autumn 2022.
Home sales price: The median existing-home sales price rose 8.4 percent from one year ago, to $384,800, according to September 2022 data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). For new homes, the current average sales price nationwide is $470,600 — up around 14 percent from a year ago, says Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington, assistant vice president, forecasting and analysis for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).
- Inventory: Though higher than it was in January 2022, the supply of homes remains historically low, says NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research Lawrence Yun. The inventory of unsold existing homes was at a 3.2-month supply in September 2022.
- Days on the market: With inventory still tight, homes continue to sell quickly. In September 2022, the median number of days on the market for sold homes ranged from 13-23, depending on the price, according to the September NAR data. In a more typical market, it’s 45 days, says Yun.
- Homes sold: Fewer existing homes are selling nationwide. According to the September NAR data, during 2022, the seasonally adjusted total figure dropped from 6.49 million in January to 4.71 million in September. Meanwhile, sales of new single family houses in July 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000—which is 29.6 percent lower than in July 2021, says the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Thirty-year mortgage rates: According to Freddie Mac, the current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 7.08 percent, the highest it’s been in 20 years.
- New home starts: According to Nanayakkara-Skillington, the seasonally adjusted annual rate for new single family home starts is 892,000, which is down 18.5 percent compared to last year.
The forecast for mortgage rates and types
Mortgage interest rates could continue to increase for a few weeks or months, says Yun, adding that seven percent looks to be the level for the rest of this year and most of next year. Within two years, the rate should return to five-and-a-half or six percent, he adds. Nanayakkara-Skillington agrees, predicting rates will drop to about six percent by the middle of 2024.
Because the rates are high, Yun foresees a greater interest in adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) through next year. However, after that, he predicts 90 percent of Americans will return to the traditional 30-year fixed mortgage route. Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate chief financial analyst, agrees, stating that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage will remain the dominant product. “It provides the certainty borrowers want, lenders can sell them to investors, and there is a vibrant secondary market of global investors eager to buy them,” he says.
Predictions for home prices
Yun foresees zero or minor changes in purchase price tags on a nationwide basis next year, with increases or decreases of about five percent. The only exception is California, he says, where the market could see 10 percent declines: “Because it’s so expensive, California is always the most vulnerable to changes in interest rates.” Overall, in five years, he expects prices to have appreciated a total of 15-25 percent.
McBride has a similar perspective. He predicts home prices will average low- to mid- single digit annual appreciation over the next five years. This rate of appreciation, he says, is consistent with the long-term average of home prices increasing by a rate that’ hovers a percentage point above the inflation rate.
Will the housing market crash?
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While it’s been showing bubble-like properties, Yun does not expect the residential real estate market to violently pop. Although he predicts that sales will be at a low point next year, with only 5.3 million units sold, he foresees a gradual increase afterwards, up to an annual six million units by 2027. Despite the higher mortgage rates, home prices are still above what they were one year ago, he adds. Even if they decline five percent (or 10 percent in California) next year, that’s not close to crashing — which is characterized by a one-third drop. “A 30 percent decrease will not happen because there isn’t enough inventory,” he explains. “A crash happens with oversupply.” He believes the housing shortage will continue this year, with the supply balancing out by five years.
Will it become a buyer’s market?
Yun expects the seller’s market to continue, while housing inventory remains low. By five years, though, he foresees a balanced market, where neither the buyer or seller holds sway. Instead, the negotiating power between parties will be more equal and depend on the individual case.
Caroline Feeney, executive editor, HomeLight, feels the shift away from a seller’s market has already begun. According to a recent survey the company conducted, only 51 percent of HomeLight agents described their current local market as a seller’s market. She also expects a balanced market within a few years.
Where and what sort of homes will be built?
With hybrid work schedules becoming the norm and commuting no longer as relevant, Yun predicts the suburban market will continue to be strong. Meanwhile, 55 percent of top HomeLight agents believe the markets that heated up the quickest during the pandemic (including Austin, Phoenix and Boise) are likely to be the first to cool down and see the biggest decreases during a market correction, says Feeney. Yun expects growth in areas with rising populations, namely the Carolinas, Florida, Texas and Tennessee. Backing up his prediction, 50 percent of new single-family construction is in the South, notes Nanayakkara-Skillington.
The number of single-family homes under construction has decreased over the last four months. In contrast, the number of multi-family homes under construction has increased over the last few years, says Feeney, who credits this growth in part to their lower price tags — apartments tend to be cheaper than detached houses — and the pressure on municipalities to relieve shortages and provide more affordable housing. Still, with high mortgage rates and inflationary building material prices, Nanayakkara-Skillington expects the multi-family market’s growth to stabilize within a few years, with the number of new starts decreasing eight percent in 2023, and another five percent in 2024.
Tips to save for a home
Since buying a home is such a major purchase, starting to save up five years in advance is perfectly reasonable. Here are some strategies to get your finances in shape for down payments — you want to be able to swing the usual 20 percent down, to avoid the extra cost of mortgage insurance — and of course for mortgage pre-approvals.
1. Think about earning power
Of course you work for love, not money. But money’s important too. Figure out the right way to ask your employer for a raise, or be willing to look for other opportunities — that’s usually the fastest path to a significant salary bump. Sixty percent of workers who switched jobs over the past year earned more money in their new roles, even accounting for the fast pace of inflation, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center.
2. Decrease your debt
Being able to purchase a home isn’t just about growing your bank account. It’s equally important to focus on paying down the amount of money you owe on credit cards, student loans and car payments. By lowering your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio, you’ll be in a better position to qualify for a mortgage down the line.
3. Keep hidden homebuying costs in mind
The purchase price is the big expense, but homebuying has other, less obvious expenses. You’ll also need to be ready to pay closing costs — lender fees, property taxes, appraisal expenses and various other administrative and professionals’ fees. These add up quickly. In 2021, the average closing costs were $6,905, according to ClosingCorp.
Because you’ll be spending several thousand on closing costs, it’s imperative to stay in a home long enough to break even (let alone make a profit). If you’re buying a home and selling it a year or two later, you’re probably not going to come out ahead. Five years is the usual amount of time.
4. Focus on local, not national, markets
Yes, plenty of publications (including ours) are full of generalizations about “the housing market.” But real estate markets are hyper-localized, varying greatly not just from region to region, but from state to state, and even within states. Costs, prices and requirements are going to look much different in Pensacola than they will in Palm Beach, for example. As you think about budgeting for a house, bear the broader national trends in mind, but it’s more helpful to focus on housing market conditions in the city and even the specific neighborhood where you’re looking to buy or move to. Try to target the more affordable ones, where your dollars will bring the most bang for the housing buck. ##
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To Cheney’s and Bankrate’s credit, they are both good at disclosing their business model. The information from Cheney’s report routinely cited her source or linked to a related and supportive statement. In under 1650 words, or a roughly 6-minute read, someone who is peering into the currently turbulent-to-scary housing markets may find a measure of comfort from Cheney’s narrative. The reasons include her own style which is buttressed by several experts she cited that included supporting evidence and facts. There is a pragmatism to some of her statements that housing shoppers could find useful. For instance, under her #4 suggestion: “Focus on local, not national, markets,” that observation is quite apt. Within Florida, as she used the examples of “Pensacola” and “Palm Beach” those two markets in the same state but are hundreds of miles apart. More specifically, per Google Maps: it is about an “8 hr 42 min (609.5 mi) via I-10 E and Florida’s Turnpike” from Pensacola to Palm Beach per a search performed at 4:04 AM on 11.3.2022.
Entirely missing from her analysis are any mention of manufactured homes, modular housing, or other forms of prefabricated, tiny, container or other alternative building options. Those are obvious misses, not only from the vantage point of our profession, but also from the lens of those perspective housing shoppers who may want or need a more affordable option.
According to a report yesterday from “The Hill,” “Mortgage rates dipped slightly last week for the first time in more than two months amid the Federal Reserve’s ongoing fight with inflation, according to data released Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
MBA’s weekly survey shows the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate falling to 7.06 percent, down from 7.16 a week earlier, and applications decreasing for the sixth-straight week. Rates, however, remained near the highest level in two decades.” That’s similar to one of her statements, but the Hill’s comments included the nuance that rates had recently dipped. In fairness, fisking that portion of Cheney’s report merits the observation that there is only so much information one can pack into a 1600+ word article. Some facts are bound to be left on the proverbial cutting-room floor.
That said, a 35-year mortgage professional recently told MHProNews that a Federal Reserve interest rate hike is not a one-to-one corollary with a mortgage financing rate increase. They often rise or fall in a similar pattern, but that is not always so. That noted that mortgage professional pointed out that interest rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage today are under the claimed rate of inflation and have been all year. That factoid would be even more interesting when considering the claims of those who assert that the official inflation rate used by the federal government understates actual inflation and is different than it was calculated some years ago. Put differently, when inflation is considered, the interest rates are effectively a negative rate – with the caveats Cheney noted in mind, it can pay to buy a home and finance it within the context of the current environment. The information below when compared to current interest rates illustrates that point.
|United States Average Sales Price of New Manufactured Homes by Size of Home per U.S. Census Bureau|
Stating the obvious, it is folly to predict something 5 years out, as too many variables exist that could ‘change the math.’ Three examples will serve to illustrate.
- What would happen to housing prices if another COVID19 style — or more deadly — ‘pandemic’ struck?
- What would happen if tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia resulted in an armed conflict and the shipping of oil through the Persian Gulf disrupted the global supply of crude? Similar examples could be made if North Korea attacked South Korea, or if China invaded Taiwan. Each of those would result in serious supply-chain and other disruptions.
- Joe Biden has been musing about the increased risk of nuclear war. If so, depending on the extent of such a conflict, there may not be much of a real estate market left in the aftermath.
Other relevant points like those 3 above could be made about her report. For example. Cheney mentioned the housing shortage, which is a component in driving up housing costs. That ought to logically beg the question: how great the actual U.S. housing market shortage in units needed to properly meet demand? In the past year, the number 3.8-million-unit shortage is often asserted by various ‘experts,’ perhaps influenced by the use of that data claim by mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
That noted, it was not so long ago that Rosen Consulting Group (RCG) in a report for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) put the count higher, and noted that there has been a steady undersupply in housing built vs. housing demand for years.
RCG’s point about the lack of construction keeping up with demand is apt. That noted, other sources, including NAR’s Yun, put the undersupply in housing at some 8.3 million units just a few years ago. Which begs the question. How could that number of housing units needed to meet U.S. demand decline, when the production of housing has lagged for years? The obvious answer is that the math doesn’t add up. It is one of several points routinely missed by mainstream media, but which has been periodically noted here on MHProNews.
Additionally, beyond the U.S. birthrate and household formation adding to demand, there is an obvious surge in immigration to the U.S. That’s especially noted in the estimates of illegal border crossers since the Biden White House era began. In an 10.25.2022 press release, “The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said there has been 5.5 million illegal aliens that have crossed into the U.S.
Other factors not yet mentioned could impact the 5-year forecast for housing. Some examples will illustrate.
A) If the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) magically began doing their job properly, manufactured home sales could soar.
B) Or if Congress in its oversight role began prodding HUD, the FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, the DOE, DOJ, the FTC, and other entities or agencies involved in manufactured housing to properly follow various applicable laws, manufactured home sales could skyrocket. That could happen in response to concerns such as those raised by third-party researchers like the Minneapolis Federal Reserve senior researcher James A. Schmitz Jr. and his colleagues.
C) Given that Americans don’t yet know with certainty what will happen in the highly anticipated 2022 midterm elections, now less than a week away, it bears repeating that a 5-year prediction for housing may be useful for attracting the attention or clicks from those hoping and planning to buy a home during that timeframe. But even experts aren’t God, Who alone knows the future, as perhaps spiritually-minded Cheney likely knows.
Such considerations noted, Cheney’s report for Bankrate provided several useful insights in a relatively concise package of under 1650 words. She encourages would be buyers to prepare in a manner that makes sense (if either disaster is avoided or some massive economic boom doesn’t occur that changes the housing/financial landscape). With the minuses noted, her report is arguably superior to some content reviewed by MHProNews generated by writers who are trying to gin up traffic in order for sponsors and others to get more eyeballs. An example is linked below.
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- NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
- NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm. Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
- Note 4: some recent or related reports to the equities named above follow.
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