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As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on RCFE home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to come.

Due to the undersupply of RCFE homes on the market today, there’s upward pressure on prices. Consider simple economics: when there is high demand for an item and a low supply of it, consumers are willing to pay more for that item. That’s what’s happening in today’s real estate market. The RCFE housing supply shortage is also resulting in bidding wars, which will also drive price points higher in the RCFE home sale process.

There’s no evidence that RCFE buyer demand will wane.  Demand for senior housing properties continues to increase due to the “silver tsunami,” the ever-growing wave of seniors turning 85 every single day, 4,000 to be precise.  As a result, experts project price appreciation will continue over the next twelve months. Here’s a graph of the major forecasts released in the last 60 days:

I hear many foreclosures might be coming to the market soon. Won’t that drive prices down?

Some are concerned that RCFE owners who entered a mortgage forbearance plan might face foreclosure once their plan ends. However, when you analyze the data on those in forbearance, it’s clear the actual level of risk is quite low.

Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates and a highly-regarded expert in housing and housing-related industries, was very firm in a podcast last week:

“The likelihood of us having a foreclosure crisis again is about zero percent.”

If we can be of assistance with your purchase, sale or lease of an RCFE or other property please call us today for your FREE Consultation: 

Michelle (949) 397- 4506 & Melvyn (949) 500-3630