US Real Estate Begins a Correction

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US Real Estate Begins a Correction

(New York)

The US real estate market has appeared to be on the ropes for several months. While the woes in commercial real estate have been apparent for some time, it is the recent reversal in the residential market that caught some off guard. Well, new data is out, and it seems to have cemented a new reality-housing is in full decline. Homes sales declined month over month, with a big drop in sales in the northeast. The home sales figure was the weakest in two years. The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors commented that "Too many would-be buyers are either being priced out, or are deciding to postpone their search until more homes in their price range come on to the market".

FINSUM : The summer is usually a better time for home sales, so this comes during what should be a period of strength. Home prices seem bound for a correction given how pricey things have become at the same time as rates have been rising.

  • US
  • real estate
  • housing
  • Mortgages
  • home sales

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