Unemployment has dropped so demands for housing properties have gone up. Global growth will probably increase the demand for commercial real estate in the U.S. Low interest rates and caps will probably also increase the demand for higher priced real estate in the U.S. Foreign investment will probably increase in the U.S. A new supply and new construction will be slowing due to hesitance from lenders because of the last recession. Dropped oil prices have positively and negatively affected real estate as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • The IMF has downgraded global growth twice since January as uncertainties blur the outlook.
  • While it seems fairly certain that the Fed will seek another rate hike before the year is out, it should be minor
  • International capital flows into U.S. real estate assets will continue—and increase.

“The U.S. Federal Reserve made it clear last December that the central bank sees U.S. growth as relatively stable, notching the federal funds rate higher by a quarter point.”

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