One of the burning questions facing all Californians today is: with Californians self-distancing and “hunkering down” for the immediate future, what will the impact be on our real estate market and investments? While this pandemic is causing various economic downturns, it hasn’t yet affected home values and most economist are still optimistic with regards to the real estate market in general.
Real estate sales, rentals and leasing are a $445 billion industry in California and has been a major driver in personal wealth for property owners over the past decade.
Seeing the effect of the covid19 pandemic on the world economy naturally raises questions regarding other markets, like real estate. Experts have made clear that an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis, nor does it mean a repeat of the 2008 debacle. There were other economic issues at work during that recession that have been resolved by laws that were enacted since.
What we may be seeing is a longer wait for homes to sell once they hit the market and there may be some lowering of prices, but no major crash is predicted by the experts. Nor has there been any major dip in California values or home sale ranges despite this ongoing pandemic.
California housing demand remains strong and technology makes it easier to perform real estate shopping and buying online. Some adjustments we might be seeing are that viewing houses and inspections may be done more by appointment, more attention on extra sanitizing for in-person viewings and virtual showings but it will not be impossible.
While we are home-bound, this time would be good time for potential buyers to get their paperwork together for mortgage pre-approval, and for sellers to get their disclosures completed and begin the decluttering process. Sellers can also line-up the pre-sale inspections and necessary photographs so this time at home is not wasted.
Because we are a family-owned and operated real estate financial business, Sun Pacific Mortgage is still working, getting loans funded with our usual efficiency. We could be the answer to solving your real estate funding problems when other lending institutions are short- handed. We specialize in fast, short-term mortgages that can be refinanced in as little as six months. Give us a call at 707-523-2099. We can handle all the necessary paperwork via phone call and email, so reach out!