Falling Crude = Real Estate Recovery
EmergingMoney tells MHProNews.com the result of falling oil prices is cheaper financing and less expensive materials, which helps the global real estate market. Lower priced oil means: Lower transportation costs for material shipments and commuters; generally lower rate of inflation which helps keep interest rates down; lower costs of home and commercial construction since so many materials used in building come from petroleum—roofing, coatings, asphalt, paints; and billions of dollars that would go for oil imports can now be used domestically. Since the largest importers of crude oil are also the largest real estate markets—the U.S., China, Brazil, and India—as oil prices fall more funds will be available for real estate.
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