2017 housing market

Home Ownership and the Interest Rate “Lock-in Effect”

Rising Rates Deter Home Buying & Selling, Right?  Not Necessarily (and, who says they’re rising??) “Now that interest rates have begun to turn up from their historic lows, the housing market may face a problem called “the lock-in” effect, where homeowners are reluctant to move, since moving might entail taking out a new mortgage at...
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Anxious 2017 Buyers Fret: “Is Another Housing Bubble Brewing?”

When Bearishness is Bullish As the 2017 housing market officially gets underway, at least a few Realtors are dealing with Buyers haunted by the post-2008 housing crash — and the fear that something like that could happen again. How warranted are those fears? Housing Market Vital Signs:  Checklist Unfortunately, bubbles are usually only obvious in retrospect...
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