Home Appreciation vs. Inflation Since the ’70s

Home Appreciation vs. Inflation

Keeping Current Matters says that rising inflation puts a pinch on the wallet and makes you reevaluate any big purchases you may have planned.  They point out that potential homebuyers are probably wondering if they should continue down that path or if it makes more sense to wait. While the answer depends on the particular situation, they have illustrated how homeownership can actually combat the rising costs of inflation. See the home appreciation vs inflation chart below.

“Buying a home allows you to stabilize what’s typically your biggest monthly expense: your housing cost. When you have a fixed-rate mortgage on your home, you lock in your monthly payment for the duration of your loan, often 15 to 30 years.”


home price appreciation versus inflation rate