Real Estate Forecasts: Hits & Misses of 2024

Posted Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
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Real Estate Forecasts: Hits & Misses of 2024

Real Estate Forecasts: Hits & Misses of 2024

In this episode, Brett and Jeff review their real estate market predictions for 2024, made on December 27th, 2023. They discuss interest rates, market dynamics, and investor strategies. They dive into the accuracy of their forecasts, especially concerning the Memphis market, and explore what future trends might hold for investors.

As the discussion unfolds, Brett and Jeff delve into the implications of steady interest rates on investment strategies, noting a surge in cautiousness among investors, particularly from states like California, Arizona, and Florida. They comment on how these investors’ perceptions and strategies might be misaligned with the actual dynamics in Memphis, which remains a stable market despite broader economic uncertainties. Looking ahead, they speculate on future trends in interest rates and real estate activity, offering insights into potential shifts that could affect the market in 2024 and beyond. The episode wraps up with reflections on economic indicators and a call to action for listeners to stay informed and engaged with their investment strategies, highlighting the importance of adapting to evolving market conditions.

Key Points Discussed:

  • Interest Rate Predictions: Brett admits his predictions about falling rates in early 2024 were only partially correct. They initially dropped but then surged, contradicting his expectations of a sustained decrease.
  • Memphis Real Estate Market: Despite Brett’s prediction of a surge due to falling rates, the market actually saw a slowdown. This segment explores the reasons behind this and the impact of investor behavior on market conditions.
  • Investor Insights: The hosts discuss how the stabilization of interest rates has affected investor strategies, particularly highlighting how investors from states like California, Arizona, and Florida are interacting with the Memphis market.
  • Economic Factors: The conversation shifts to broader economic issues like inflation and federal policies, noting their indirect effects on real estate dynamics.
  • Looking Ahead: Brett and Jeff discuss the future of interest rates and the potential for market recovery. They speculate on how economic indicators and government actions might influence real estate trends in the coming months.

“I might have been wrong on some predictions, but understanding where we stand helps us navigate forward.” – Brett.

“Interest rates shape much of our market strategies; staying informed is key.” – Jeff.


This episode not only provides a reflective look at past predictions but also offers valuable insights into adapting investment strategies in an ever-changing market. Brett and Jeff’s analysis helps both seasoned and novice investors understand the complexities of real estate investments in current economic conditions. For more insights and updates on real estate investment strategies, tune into our podcast regularly and visit our website for additional resources.

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