2023 is coming to a close and we are preparing to kick off a new year. This is the ideal time for real estate investors to forecast anticipated trends in the real estate market and adjust their strategies accordingly in order to optimize profit margins and mitigate risks. As mortgage interest rates continue to climb higher, both the rate of property transactions and median home prices are starting to level off and more uncertainty is swirling around the market. It’s understandable why some real estate professionals are harboring concern. Currently, the average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 7.04%, with inflation hovering around a staggering 8.2%. What’s more the sale of pre-owned houses fell by 1.5% this year according to data from the National Association of Realtors—the slowest sales rate in the past decade.

The good news is that there is good reason to be optimistic—the numbers referenced above only present part of the picture. The real estate market is a complex environment influenced by a multitude of nuanced factors and numerous industry experts have projected that increased stability will return over the coming months. The experienced team of financial professionals at Express Capital Financing have assisted investors in navigating the ups and downs of the real estate market for decades—here are a few of their key insights to help you prepare for 2023 and beyond.

 FunctionalMulti-Family Bridge Loans

No matter what the current state of the collective real estate market is like, there will always be a demand for suitable rental properties that offer the utmost in terms of flexibility and amenities. Multifamily developments, apartment buildings and student housing all have the potential to generate reliable cash flow from a long-term perspective assuming you do your homework beforehand and invest in an ideal location with a strong economic base and growing population rate—especially when leveraging Express Capital Financings’ innovative and experience-based insights to achieve optimized revenue. Certain transactions necessitate quick financing and certainty of execution, particularly when the dynamics of the deal fall beyond the scope of conventional funding parameters. For decades, Express Capital Financing has perfected the art of multifamily real estate bridge financing, specifically tailoring its funding solutions to the unique demands of the modern real estate investor. We offer reliable and efficient access to the capital needed to acquire and refinance your next multifamily investment venture in a fraction of the time and hassle it takes traditional banks.

Affordability Drives Migration

Housing prices may begin to level off in the next few months thanks to the construction industry getting back on track and inventory levels slowly beginning to rebalance—but the average cost of a home in major urban markets across the country will remain elusively out of reach for a wide swath of the population, especially as inflation continues to increase the costs of everyday living. According to data analysis conducted by PwC, the markets projected to perform the best in 2023 are in rapidly expanding southern and western sectors away from the coasts—including the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Nashville areas. These could be prime areas for real estate investors to lock in investment properties as more and more individuals flock to these cities where the quality of life and overall affordability are more ideal.

Fast, Efficient Financing

Express Capital Financing prides itself in delivering intuitive funding solutions for all types of investment ventures without all of the delays and mountains of paperwork that is associated with bank lenders. Today’s real estate marketplace requires fast and reliable access to capital—which is exactly what you can expect when you choose to partner with the team of experienced experts at Express Capital Financing. Contact us today to learn more!