Rising Commodities Will Lift Mobile Bay Home Prices
Mobile Bay home prices tend to rise with commodity prices over the long term. Currently, the Producer Price Index for construction is up 39 percent over the past five years, and prices for commodities like oil, copper, steel and cement are sky-high. Sooner or later the increasing costs of these raw materials will push home prices higher.
As the supreme commodity, every home is full of materials like steel, wood, and copper wiring. Presently, an oversupply of homes, along with an excess of foreclosures is keeping prices low, but home prices are rooted in hard costs and will eventually adjust to reflect the price of production.