The United States and China are locked in a tit-for-tat trade war that will boost the price of materials that go into home renovation and construction. The higher costs come as iBuyers such as Zillow, Opendoor and Offerpad are expanding into new markets with plans for fixing up and reselling homes. “In iBuying, it’s razor-thin margins anyway, so any sort of ripple in the pond has the potential to disrupt,” said Mike DelPrete, a real estate strategist.
- Homebuilders are becoming more confident with the housing market
- Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Everywhere