Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Election Pause?

Many real estate professionals claim that there is always a hiccup in the market before an election, as people try to figure out what will happen in either scenario. It's not clear to me that it's happening this time, although you couldn't have a starker contrast between two candidates than we are being presented with this time!

One thing that is clear is that interest rates are never lower than before an election, especially in a presidential election year.  This time is certainly no exception, and that should spur action under any vision of the future.  Over the long run, it matters more what your interest rate is than what you pay for the property, within a certain range. 

Besides, how do we even know which candidate Wall Street will favor?  Hillary has most of their contributions, and Trump is a businessman, like most of those running big companies.  Either one should have their fair share of support, meaning that the stock market should not react wildly to either outcome. 

Well, here's one time when I'm clearly on the line, since we only have two weeks to go, before we find out what happens.  In the meantime, go forth and buy or sell--you should be fine, in any event!

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