For investors who recall the real-estate collapse of 2008, chatter of a looming housing-market crash in 2023 brings back unsettling memories and palpable fears. Thus, the trillion-dollar question hangs like a dark cloud: Could sky-high mortgage rates decimate American home values and implode real-estate stock prices?
As usual, the answer is never cut-and-dried. Still, value hunters can and should seek out bargains, both current and potential, amid the wreckage of a battered stock sector. Hence, even while housing-market dislocations cause hardship to American families, at least there may be ripe-for-the-picking real-estate stocks for bottom fishers, dividend collectors, and enterprising investors of all stripes.
This post appeared at ValueWalk.com.