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Fed’s Kashkari: Fewer Cuts Ahead? — Real Estate Repercussions

Neel Kashkari, President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, has recently signaled skepticism about the likelihood of interest rate cuts in the near future. This stance is crucial for real estate investors to understand, as higher interest rates, driven by expectations of inflation, create a unique feedback loop in the housing market. Homeowners, having secured lower rates, are disincentivized to sell, leading to a scarcity of available homes. This scarcity pushes prices up, contributing to inflation and perpetuating high interest rates, affecting affordability and investment strategies.

Source: Housing Market Stung by Latest Mortgage Rate Update

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 

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