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The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every industry, but perhaps none as surprisingly as real estate. Triggered by job and financial changes, the push to stay at home and low interest rates, a record number of people have bought homes during the pandemic, even as a recession lingers and unemployment rates remain high. And the trend will continue throughout 2021.
Now let’s quickly look at the-
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1.Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Looming large at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the hope for an industry-wide post-pandemic rebound—or at minimum a détente with the current bloodshed—is what the new Biden Administration will do as it gets its legs and begins to define the shape of the recovery and reveal the underlying levers of its economic plan.
2. Need Of The Hour For Administration
Some priorities require immediate attention, like dealing with soon-to-expire eviction moratoriums for renters, stubborn unemployment, and easing state and local restrictions on small retailers and hospitality businesses that haven’t closed yet but are still paying rent.
Other policy and legislative issues that could have more structural impacts on real estate’s new normal have longer runways and bigger consequences, like repealing Trump’s tax breaks, tying building codes to “Green New Deal” climate policies, or eliminating property depreciation.
3. Tackling Chief Challenges
The Chief challenges are:
a.The ongoing supply &
The significant fiscal and monetary steps taken at the height of the pandemic went a long way toward stabilizing real estate markets and financial markets overall. Informed by the last recession, forbearance and tenant eviction protections were successful at helping people stay in their homes.
4.Focus On Unemployment
However, with the recovery in employment slowing in April 2021 and the number of people drawing unemployment still above 20 million, additional government financial support is needed to keep a lot of real estate sectors afloat that are still treading water.
The real estate industry in Los Angeles will have no choice but to decarbonize its assets eventually and COVID will accelerate this. Given that the real estate industry is responsible for over one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, we’re talking at least $3 to 5 trillion needed in climate tech investment to decarbonize global real estate.
This is what will be required of the real estate industry to keep up with local, and now federal regulations, as the Biden administration is already bringing the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement.
But we shouldn’t see this as negative. At the end of the day, clean, intelligent, sustainable buildings are cheaper to operate, easier to insure, and more bullet proof to shocks like COVID etc…
For most of those same people, it shouldn’t come as a surprise then the pandemic was more of a reminder than an accelerant. It reinforced that real estate of Los Angeles that’s solid is also essential—like houses, apartment buildings, hospitals, day care, supermarkets, data centers, and places to store stuff.
It was also a reminder for many that real estate wealth rarely comes from playing the short game.
At the same time, the pandemic has created the environment for cross-pollination between previously siloed stakeholders within real estate that likely would have taken another decade to evolve organically—along with the potential to transform the industry permanently.
Notwithstanding a global pandemic that no one predicted, that may well be COVID’s last legacy: re-realizing that normal is a constantly moving target.
Ultimately, there’s a new normal that lives in between the world that we once inhabited and the world that we are living in now. New habits have been formed, lives have gained a different perspective, employers have learned how to run their businesses in a distributed and virtual world, and all these things will affect and ultimately define our new normal.
Property Trends In Los Angeles
More people will be staying local and therefore, there will be more eyes on the for-sale inventory right now. It can be busier than it typically is, this time of year but we are in the middle of a pandemic, and that may deter some people from actively shopping for homes.
That being said, the market this year has been counterintuitive. A lot of global markets have suffered as a result of the pandemic, but Los Angeles did not.
There will be an increase in energy and an influx of new people looking for homes in Los Angeles, particularly people moving here from places on the East Coast. Now that the vaccine drive has been started, there will be an even greater increase in activity here.
The Los Angeles market will go in 2021 and 2022 from strength to strength, Predicts Hirav Shah, Eminent Real Estate Business Astrologer cum Strategist.
L.A. is a lifestyle that is hard to replicate anywhere else in the U.S. because not only is it laidback and sunny, it’s also a place that’s a center of commerce.
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The hottest would have to be Malibu. People are flocking to Malibu right now. The property values there are up massively, as is the volume of sales this year. There has been a tremendous migration to places like Malibu, particularly among people of substance who want the cleaner air and a more coastal-rural environment.
The old faithfuls
Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Pacific Palisades and Hollywood Hills — are still very popular. A lot of activity has been seen in those areas, but the main benefactor of the pandemic has been Malibu.
Last but not the least, the foreign investors’ appetite for Los Angeles real estate has hardly subsided. If anything, the appetite of some foreign investors may be more insatiable than ever before.
The Los Angeles real estate boom has years to run. If you have not invested in this trend yet, now’s the time to put your money to WORK, Advices Hirav Shah.
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