Real Estate and the Economy based on Building Land for Sale
Real Estate makes up a large portion of individual and business wealth across economic sectors. An increase in Real Estate prices, increases wealth making individuals and businesses borrow and spend more.
It has been seen over the years that economic boom and bust cycles are due to Real Estate, which is pervasive. This means that, it spreads widely throughout an area, or a group of people. It mostly influences in a good way.
Real Estate is the most valuable asset one can possess.
Below are ways in which Real Estate can impact the economy:
Owning a plot was deemed as a rich man’s sport long ago. With changing times, many millennials seem to be keeping up with the Real Estate sector. This has brought about a bigger percentage of the younger generation owning property.
When the prices go up, the wealth goes up, which affects people’s economic behavior. This in turn pushes consumers to make riskier economic decisions. In short, they spend more and save less, knowing they’ll always fall back on the equity in their property if they run into trouble.
Also if prices decline, consumers will most probably not make any risks.
More spending leads you to incur more debts. This also affects borrowing behavior. When prices are high, individuals are likely to take on debt. The higher the risk, the higher the returns. Banks too will lend and incase of debt default they will be able to recover their losses.
Real Estate also affects the household cash flow. Owning a home is a way of accumulating assets, which in turn allows cash use on other investments, or expenses.
This will help you grow your wealth, create additional streams of income, and have financial freedom. In the end, a positive boost to the economy.
A drop in the Real Estate market also affects a lot of jobs. Millions of people are employed in the Real Estate sector. They play a big role in the economic growth for the country. We have the Agents and Brokers who are directly involved in the sale/transaction of a property.
We also have the land surveyors, construction workers, and hardware vendors, to even the small caretakers to help in the security of the property. A decline in the Real Estate sector renders all the above people jobless, which is a big blow to the economy.
Another impact is on labor distribution because home prices affect people’s lives. Areas where the prices are too high, they may experience shortages of low wage labor because the workers can be priced out. And vice versa for areas where prices are too low.
Finally, real estate impacts the economy on a big scale. It depends on the basic law of demand and supply. When the demand is high prices go up and vice versa. And when the supply is high, prices tend to be low because there is an overflow in the market and vice versa.
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