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Rates rising too quickly could hurt housing recovery

In the short term, the jump in interest rates is spurring home buyers in the Washington region and other hot markets to action, adding to the already frenzied competition to get a home, writes the Washington Post.

But a sustained rise would hurt a fragile housing recovery, which has climbed out of the depths of its crash with the help of record-low rates, economists said.

"The biggest threat to the recovery is that rates rise too fast," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.

Source: Washington Post

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