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Friday, April 1, 2022   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About a Crash

Here’s why we likely aren’t heading for a crash anytime soon.

Our market has been hot for a long time, causing many people to wonder if another market crash is just around the corner. Fortunately, our market is nothing like it was back in 2008, and today I want to talk about why. 
 
The first reason why our market isn’t like 2008 is that housing remains affordable. Three key factors determine affordability in a market: interest rates, wages, and home values. When we compare the two markets, our home values are high, just like in 2008. However, interest rates are lower than in 2008, and wages have increased over the last few years. Because of this, houses are still relatively affordable even though values keep increasing. 
"We’re currently in a great lending environment."

Another difference between this market and 2008 is our mortgage standards. Lenders tightened their standards after the crash, and things haven’t changed since th ...

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