The U.S. property market landscape in 2016 will appear similar to that of 2015, with a number of interwoven aspects that bode well for savvy investors who can step out in front of ongoing, and in some cases intensifying, economic, demographic and technological trends.
On the economic side, the Federal Reserve made it clear in December
that the central bank sees U.S. growth as relatively stable, when the
federal funds rate was notched higher by a quarter point. Nevertheless,
underlying inflation is extremely tame (with worries of deflation in
some sectors and economies) in the U.S. and major emerging markets,
providing no impetus for significantly higher rates. That may put some
pressure on other global economies, including the Eurozone and China, but will also make U.S. assets more attractive in the coming year.. . . more