Stop blaming rising interest rates for the housing slowdown

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 · US federal reserve cuts benchmark interest rate for the second time this year; The committee lowered the policy interest rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.75pc to 2pc

The U.S. housing market – particularly in cutthroat areas like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas – appears to be headed for the broadest slowdown in years. Buyers are getting squeezed by rising mortgage rates and by prices climbing about twice as fast as incomes, and there’s only so far they can stretch.

The housing slowdown marked by crazy-high annual price growth, a surge in homes hitting the market, and fewer sales may reverse course beginning this fall. Housing Slowdown May Be Ending: What.

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There have been many factors that may have led to rising housing prices. Possible contributors include low interest rates and increased bank lending, beginning in 2003 under Wen Jiabao which allowed cheap credit for the construction and purchase of property while making competing debt investments less appealing. During the bubble, local government relied on land sales for income (accounting.

Total housing starts posted a 12.3 percent increase in August (1.364 million units) compared to an upwardly revised July estimate of 1.215 million units, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. Relative to August 2018, total starts are.

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