According to a recent research of Wall Street Journalthe percentage of economists who believe we will see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When I surveyed them in July 2021, only 12% of the economists consulted thought there would already be a recession. But in July of this year, when surveyed, 49% believe we will see a recession in the next 12 months.

And as more talk of recession spreads, one concern many people have is: should i delay my plans to buy a house if there's a recession?

I think understanding the dynamics of the real estate market in past recessions will help us understand what could happen.

Below is historical data to show what happened in the real estate sector during previous recessions to help prove why you shouldn't be afraid of what a recession would mean for the real estate market today.

A recession doesn't mean falling prices of the houses. To show that house prices don't fall every time there's a recessionIt is useful to refer to the historical data. As the graph below illustrates, looking at recessions since 1980, house prices have appreciated in four of the last six recessions. So, historically, when the economy slows down, it doesn't mean that house values will fall.

Recession doesn't mean falling property prices

Price changes in the last 6 American recessions

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Most people remember the housing crisis of 2008 (the larger of the two red bars in the chart above) and thinks that another recession would repeat what happened then.

But the real estate market is not about to collapse. The fundamentals are very different today than they were in 2008. So don't assume that we're following the same path.

A recession means falling mortgage rates. A research also helps paint the picture of how a recession can affect the cost of financing a home. As the graph below shows, historically, every time the economy has slowed down, the mortgage rates decreased.

Recession means falling mortgage interest rates

Interest rate variation from its highest point in the last 6 American recessions

Fortune explains that mortgage rates usually fall during an economic downturn:

"In the last five recessions, mortgage rates have fallen by an average of 1.8 percentage points from their peak during the recession to their lowest point. And in many cases, they continued to fall after the fact, because it takes time to turn things around, even when the recession is technically over."

And although history doesn't always repeat itself, we can learn and find comfort in historical data.

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