The sunbelt cities of Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida are among the hottest job markets in the country right now, according to an assessment of 380 metro areas conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analytics.
The pandemic housing boom hit a peak and should start rolling over as rising inventory forces some home sellers to slash prices. The weight of soaring mortgage rates and increasing inventory are the possible markings of a top that has already led some sellers in major US cities to cut listing prices.
Mortgage costs are the most expensive in years as the Federal Reserve embarks on aggressive quantitative tightening, implying that the souring macroeconomic climate may not support extraordinary home price growth for much longer as the national inventory of homes increases for the first time in years, according to Realtor.com data.
Buying an income producing property is an investment in the underlying economy. That’s REALLY where the income originates. That’s why we put so much emphasis on market analysis. Investors who focus exclusively on deal analysis (crunching the numbers on the property) but fail to underwrite the market sometimes end up in a mess. The context of a deal is …