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2024 Mid-Year Luxury Real Estate Report

Posted on: July 10, 2024

2024 Mid-Year Luxury Real Estate Report

Sotheby’s International Realty presents its inaugural mid-year report, addressing the key trends and issues impacting luxury residential markets globally.

The rapid pace of change in the real estate sector has led us to offer a mid-year update, providing crucial insights to aid clients in making informed real estate decisions. This report examines the influence of policy shifts and global elections, with voters in nearly 80 countries heading to the polls.

In January 2024, the expectation of interest rate cuts was anticipated to boost housing inventory by making mortgages more affordable, encouraging hesitant buyers to re-enter the market. Millennials, the largest generation in history, are now in their prime earning years, considering home purchases amidst a significant wealth transfer from older generations. This demographic shift fuels the demand for luxury real estate, largely unaffected by interest rate fluctuations.

A J.P. Morgan Private Bank report from April 2024 highlights that the luxury market’s top 10% of home values are less impacted by mortgage rate changes compared to the overall housing market. The post-pandemic wealth increase, coupled with factors like private aviation and remote work, has driven luxury home prices up significantly. The bank advises that now is an opportune time to invest in luxury homes.

This report also explores the impact of cultural investments on property values, such as new museums and major art projects enhancing neighborhood desirability. It underscores the importance of considering the “time value of money” when selling homes, balancing the ideal sales price against costs like maintenance and missed investment opportunities.

Ultimately, a home’s value extends beyond finances; it’s about creating a space that enhances happiness, whether that’s living by a golf course, near water, or in a home designed to showcase an art collection. Insights from Sotheby’s fine arts division help collectors make informed decisions about their collections’ display.

Valerie Gerardi and Michael Gerardi of Gerardi Real Estate bring their extensive experience and expertise to help clients navigate this dynamic market. Their intimate knowledge of Toronto, including schools, local spots, and the community, makes them invaluable resources for those looking to invest in luxury real estate.

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