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Where are we now in the U.S. real estate cycle?

Many people say home prices have reached their peak and could plummet anytime. Is it true? Is now a good time for foreign investors to invest?


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  • Marcus & Millichap
    September 05, 2018

    The U.S. economy is near full employment. Invest in coastal markets where there is a tight supply.

  • SPC Advisors, LLC
    September 05, 2018

    According to a seminar I attended today, which was presented by Green Street Realty, the expectation is that real estate values will remain lower, but they do not expect a significant decline. The one area they predict potential problems for is retail, particularly malls.

  • Farazad Investments
    September 06, 2018

    Most major states have reached peak and we see a correction cycle brewing.

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    September 05, 2018

    You can never predict where you are in a cycle or when the end is coming, except in hindsight. That said, conventional wisdom is that we are not yet at the end of the cycle. Things are fairly steady, with a growing underlying economy and lack of overhang of real estate in most investment classes, so a pretty stable market, not one that will likely go up or down dramatically in the near term. However, this has been a very long cycle, and at some point the good times are likely to end with some kind of recession likely to cause a downturn in the real estate market. Most think that may be two to four years out from now and that it will be relatively mild.