Since then, a lot has changed in both the economy, the housing market, and the presidential race. In this final week leading up to the election, how does the potential effect of each candidate on real estate buyers and sellers stand?
While no one has a crystal ball, and either candidate would face a variety of unknown factors after election, trying to understand the impact of the election on real estate could be worth factoring in to your voting or purchasing decisions. To help understand the factors at work, we've rounded up a few links from throughout the months leading up to the election that might illuminate this issue:
- Election Years Are Bad for Home Prices on Movoto (May)
- "How the presidential election affects the real estate market" on The Washington Post (August)
- 3 Ways the Presidential Election Could Affect Housing Policy on Chicago Agent Magazine (October)
- Does the upcoming Presidential election effect your decision to buy or sell real estate? on Trulia Voices (October)
- A Comparison of the Romney and Obama Housing Plans on Massachusetts Real Estate News (October)
The last item on the list is especially helpful, and includes a link to both Romney and Obama's housing plans and several factors that they don't address that could be important to buyers and sellers in coming years. These articles should help those who plan on investing in real estate, are hesitating on purchasing decisions until after the election, or are still unsure which way to vote to make more informed decisions.