Covid-19 Impact On Real Estate

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How Has Covid-19 Impacted The Real Estate Industry?

COVID-19 Impact on Real Estate reported in New Index

Realtor.com announced the findings in its initial Housing Recovery Index, a guide that comes out each week reporting the impact on the real estate housing market because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The index ranks a weighted average focusing on four key factors of the housing industry, following each of the following:

*Housing Demand – Increase in search activity online
*Home Price – Increase in property asking prices
*Housing Supply – Increase in the amount of new inventory
*Pace of Sales – Difference in time-on-market

The index then looks at the current status comparing it “to the last week of January 2020 market trend, as a baseline for pre-COVID market growth. The overall index is set to *100 in this baseline period. The higher a market's index value, the higher its recovery and vice versa.”

In the graph below, you can see how strong the real estate market started out at the beginning of this year, and then significantly decreased in the early days of March when the economy was paused due to the Covid-19 virus. It also reports how strong the economy rebounded in the early part of May. 

Chart of Economic Recovery in May 2020

What The Index Shows

It’s very evident to conclude that the real estate housing market is starting to show encouraging signs of recovery from the severe economic cuts we experienced at springtime. Dean Mon, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) expressed,

“As the nation reopens, housing is well-positioned to lead the economy forward.”
The data today indicates the housing market is already on the way up.

Bottom Line

Keeping an eye on the housing market’s performance over the next several months will be crucial, as we continue to measure how the housing market is holding up in this unprecedented time ahead.

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