Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014
For the most part we got the 2014 forecast right – lower inventories, steady purchase volume and significant price increases as the Naples real estate upward cycle continued. However interest rates stayed low, very low in fact. As we said in the 2014 forecast we are Realtors not financial professionals and you should consult with a financial professional when looking at financial markets – but boy oh boy we thought rates would rise.
Now it looks like we are going to see rates stay low for a while longer. Sure the Fed could pull its support and maybe rates would rise to increase demand for bonds but who knows the timing of that one?
Reuters reported we will probably see low rates for a while in their recent article at U.S. consumer prices rise on shelter costs, but inflation muted. Please see the full article. Looks like inflation remains tame for a while longer as well.
So where does that leave us in Naples real estate? Low mortgage rates is where it leaves us. Not quite the “cheap money” days of yesterday but many buyers are seeing these low mortgage rates and rising real estate prices, doing a little math and realizing financial returns over these last few months have been pretty darn good. Plus you will own a place in the paradise of Naples, Florida if you write that contract.
Should you be buying here? Only if you find that perfect place for yourself, the one with the “wow” factor, the one you will love through the crazy ups and downs of this real estate market.
I am thinking about the offers we wrote just this week and see renters buying and turning into home owners and other buyers selling their smaller place and moving up to that year round place. It will be interesting to see the buyer behavior when season hits full swing. Although judging by the numbers of people and great cars at Mercato last night it looks season is starting to roll.
Those are our thoughts this morning but call us because we have a lot more about borrowing costs and real estate here. Remember to keep up with all the latest lifestyle and real estate news in Naples sign up with us at https://www.naplesbestaddresses.com/signup.php and we would be pleased to keep you in the loop.
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