Episode 10: Dr. Chu – Real Estate Economics

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Meet Dr. Yongqiang Chu, Director of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate

What does the real estate market look like going forward into 2022? Will real estate prices go down? What’s causing the increased demand for real estate? We answer these questions and others related to the current state of real estate in our most recent show.

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Yongqiang Chu, the Director of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate. Dr. Chu is originally from China, and he came to the U.S. to complete his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His career initially involved teaching finance, but today, his career is research-based, and he is currently working on several papers, one specifically about mortgage lending discrimination in today’s market.

We cover how the recent pandemic increased the demand for real estate throughout the country, but mainly here in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Dr. Chu also makes a few predictions about interest rates and where real estate prices will head in a post-pandemic world. Other topics covered include what will solve current supply and demand issues and how these will affect local concerns about population and housing density.

Don’t miss this latest episode of Today’s Real Talk if you’re intrigued by real estate economics and have questions about housing and the real estate market for the upcoming year.