Housing Market in the US

From the IMF’s latest report on the US;

“The housing market has been on a steep upward trajectory. Nationwide, average prices are 38 percent above where they were at end-2019 and prices are relatively high as a share of both rents and household income. Leverage, though, has been contained by relatively low loan-to-value ratios and conservative underwriting standards (a legacy of the post-financial crisis reforms). In addition, refinancing activity over the past few years has reduced average mortgage payments to all-time lows as a share of disposable income. As such, financial stability risks emanating from the housing market appear to be contained. However, there are important social concerns linked to the worsening in housing affordability, particularly for lower income households.”

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Labels: Global Housing Watch


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