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More Homebuyers Say They Expect a Recession by Next Year

More Homebuyers Say They Expect a Recession by Next Year

Thursday, 29 August 2019 06:02 PM EDT

Recession fears are on the minds of a growing share of U.S. homebuyers, half of whom say they’ll pause their search if a downturn arrives.

More than 36% of 755 active buyers surveyed this month said they expect the next recession to begin next year, according to a survey released Wednesday by Realtor.com. That’s up from less than 30% in March. About 56% of respondents to the latest poll said they would postpone home-shopping if the economy hits the skids.

“The next recession will likely be driven by factors outside of housing, such as a prolonged trade war, cutbacks in corporate spending or contagion from a European recession,” George Ratiu, senior economist at Realtor.com, said in a statement. “We do not expect it to be anything like 2008.”

About 44% of respondents said they believe an upcoming recession would be milder than a decade ago. Millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure after taking on mortgages they couldn’t afford.

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Recession fears are on the minds of a growing share of U.S. homebuyers, half of whom say they'll pause their search if a downturn arrives.
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2019-02-29
Thursday, 29 August 2019 06:02 PM
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