Things Have Changed

Is the Global Housing Market Heading for a Downturn?

June 12, 2022 Things Have Changed Season 13 Episode 4
Things Have Changed
Is the Global Housing Market Heading for a Downturn?
Show Notes

The Great Deceleration in housing might just be bigger than a seasonal cooldown.

The economic shock of higher mortgage rates means borrowers are getting stretched thin to a degree unseen since 2006. And home shoppers in April and May are finally backing away from record home prices.

On Thursday, Freddie Mac deputy chief economist Len Kiefer tweeted about what this downward shift means: "The U.S. housing market is at the beginning stages of the most significant contraction in activity since 2006."

So today on THC, we’re going to talk about the problem of affordability in many hot markets, from Phoenix, Charlotte to Toronto, Canada and what that impact could be.

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