What is Inflation?
Inflation refers to the simultaneous decrease in buying power and the increase in prices for common necessities such as food, clothing, and housing. Put more simply, the buying power of a dollar decreases when there is inflation. Inflation typically occurs when there is an increase in the cost of production or an increase in demand for a product or service.
How Inflation Has Affected Our Daily Lives
General inflation can make everything more expensive, and people find themselves paying more for items than they have previously. Inflation can be slowly rising, or it can happen quickly, depending on market factors. The price for a gallon of gas and basic groceries have risen sharply in New York City and across the country. As the pandemic has led to a change in spending behaviors, it has led to a spike in areas such as real estate. As people have invested more in their homes, fewer people have decided to sell. This lack of inventory has led to increased competition for homes and, in turn, higher prices across most parts of the country.
The Effect of Inflation on New York City Real Estate
The pandemic led many New Yorkers to leave the city and left an opening for both domestic and foreign investors to buy up the newly available properties. During this time, great deals could be had, but many are finding that there are far fewer deals to be had than just a few months ago. This demonstrates that the outlook for New York City real estate remains strong over the long term. New York City real estate investment is still seen as a great long-term investment, and the recovery from the pandemic is evidence of this. If you are facing an eviction, foreclosure, or need other real-estate-related help in the New York area, then call us so we can help!
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