Stop blaming rising interest rates for the housing slowdown

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to. Ultra-low inflation can slow growth by causing consumers to postpone purchases, which, in.

It’s all to keep up with the half-million people the region has added since 2009, an unemployment rate that has been less than 4 percent for nearly two years and rising prices. s Andre Sanders.

They see rising costs as a bubble that will be either. shaking their fists at the Federal Reserve, blaming the distortions caused by low-interest rates for our economy’s slow growth. But the.

Shares of PulteGroup Inc. fell as much as 4.9 percent Thursday morning after the national homebuilder reported that orders had declined 1 percent from a year earlier, blaming rising mortgage rates. It looks like home prices are plateauing as supply lines increase, according to Bloomberg:

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 dollar is on a tear, rising to the highest in more than a decade, in part because of the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates this year. without endangering an economy that’s been.

The import deflation supports expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year. U.S. central bank policymakers are scheduled to meet on June 18-19 against the backdrop of rising.

SecurityNational Mortgage settles with BofA and Countrywide To comply with the settlement, Bank of America set up the Countrywide National Homeownership Retention Program as a vehicle for providing relief. And the deal appeared, at first, to provide it.

The growth rate. rising off government spending, inventory, and exports. Should the slowdown in this area of the economy continue, and the ancillary effects such as deteriorating wage growth in the.

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The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday. Ultra-low inflation can slow growth by causing consumers to postpone purchases, which, in turn, slows consumer spending, the economy’s main.

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Non-credit factors are also corroborated by a recent Fannie Mae survey of housing lenders which found only 1% blaming tight credit. the overall debt burden, should interest rates rise, or should.