Trillions Of Dollar In Debt Due From Real Estate

Jan 20, 2024

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The commercial real estate sector is roughly $2.81 trillion dollars in debt, with loans due to be repaid through 2028. But things aren’t looking good.

Borrowers in the commercial real estate market could have serious trouble refinancing their loans due to rapid hikes in interest rates, record-high vacancies of commercial buildings, and ongoing fluctuations in the financial and jobs sectors. If borrowers try to refinance, they could face extreme increases in their payments, right when these groups and individuals are already low on funds, wrote the Daily Caller. (LEARN MORE: Biden’s Economy Brings Misery To Men)

“Borrowers have simply been unwilling to accept reality,” Gwen Roush, senior vice president of DBRS Morningstar, told the WSJ. “But reality has to come due at some point.” $544.3 billion is due in commercial real estate loans in 2023, the largest amount in history. But this number will increase in the coming years.

Financial Crisis Looming

While most outlets argue the housing market is not set for a crash, the numbers suggest otherwise. Human behavior has also shifted dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to lockdowns, but also extremely high inflation rates.

The cost of absolutely everything has increased dramatically in the last three years. Have you noticed how much your insurance has gone up? (LEARN MORE: Taking Back Control: Your Guide to Navigating Rising Car Insurance Premiums)

Protecting Our Futures

Most news outlets will say the economy is doing fine. Most of them will say there are no threats to the real estate second. But there are, and they’re as insidious as they come. Thanks to the way our economy has turned, there’s a chance millions of Americans will either default on their loans or find themselves trapped in a worthless money pit within the next ten years. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

You can tell your lawmakers to stop the ownership of commercial and residential real estate by giant corporations and foreign businesses. Sign up for www.millionvoices.org today (text MV to 80550) and share this article with your friends and family so they can stay informed on how to save our nation.

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