Will war in Europe hurt America’s property prices?

The global economic and political disruption of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is becoming clearer every day. And many American families are asking how it will affect the standard of living and their personal wealth strategy.

We all know that gas prices have jumped but what of property values? After all, your home is likely to be one of your biggest, if not your biggest, financial asset.

The National Association of Realtors has had a look at this question. It has expressed confidence that the current strength of the property market is unlikely to be affected unless the situation in Europe severely escalates.

Its analysis and confidence are especially important for those selling property or in the market seeking their dream home.

America has just experienced an amazing 2021 when home value rose almost 20% on average across our country.

The bottom line is that property in America is driven by domestic demand. NAR says that foreigners make only 2% of all purchases, and less than 1% are Russian.

The states where Russian buyers are prevalent are New York, Florida and Georgia. Interestingly, 41% of these buyers lived abroad.

NAR observes that the absence of Russian buyers due to the Ukraine conflict could help the market, making more properties available in markets where under-supply has been a real problem and pushed prices out of the reach of many American families.

Some offshore Russian owners may also have difficulty making their condo fee payments if they had intended to send money from Russia. That’s because of the financial restrictions we’ve placed on the country.

Despite the conflict and rising gas prices, you can still be confident in placing your property on the market and achieving full value.

Our team strives to remain up to date on current market conditions. as experts in all Bozeman’s neighborhoods, we would be delighted to help you with your home’s sale and your search for your next property. Don’t hesitate to contact the office, we would be happy to assist you in your journey. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at our Digital Seller’s Guide for more information on the home selling process.

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