Monday, September 9, 2013

What Is Keeping Buyer at Bay from the Real Estate Industry in the US?

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The Real Estate industry in America ranges from housing, flats, apartments, ranches, farms and farm houses among other things. The real estate in America is sound way not only to invest but also for business purposes. It is consider as the soundest way to invest apart from precious metals as the investment is backed by the land you buy, which does not lose its price and by the brick and mortar that make up the structure, which have a price and value of their own. Whether you invest in the real estate for the purpose of business or personal ownership, the investment pays off. You ma rent it out for monthly income or simply avoid renting a place for yourself by purchasing one of your own. The real estate market which was once considered a hot cake in the United States as well as the world, has been suffering loss of interest but buyers and purchaser as well as sellers from within the United States.

Although the same cannot be said about foreign investment and investors. Recently buyers from all over America have been shying away from the real estate market and mainly due to being forced to do so and partly because the market has lost its ability to supply the buyers. Although the real estate market all over America saw a more or less plunge in prices, which should have increased the sale numbers as this made the houses more affordable but at the same time negative factors acted upon the buyers which lead them away from purchasing real estate. There have been many significant factors which have been contributing to the buyers being reluctant and more to the fact unable to contribute to the industry, in the recent decade. High interest rates by banks on loans Due to the recessive economy and slump financial conditions of the real estate market, the banks have increased the interest rates on the loans that they give out for house purchasing.

The increased interest rates have diminished the ability of the masses to purchase a new property for themselves since they are already surviving on a hand to mouth salary. The high interest rates were meant to restore the economy and bring more money in but indirectly they affected the purchasing power of the people who relied on bank loans for purchasing a house or new property. Job losses leading to inability to purchase In the recent years many people have been subjected to job losses and their jobs have been terminated. Which have not only led to taking away their purchasing power but also has led to the inability of the masses to be able to pay off the debt that they took for purchasing. The job losses have been due to industries and organizations having job cuts. Since a huge number of organizations have been subjected to large number of job cuts thus it has also made it difficult for people to find new jobs, further adding to their inability to contribute to the real estate industry in America.

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