Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said the central bank should resume purchases of Treasury securities if the economy slows and prices fall rather than maintain a pledge to keep rates near zero. “The US is closer to a Japanese-style outcome today than at any time in recent history,” Bullard said, warning in a research paper released today about the possibility of deflation.
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With rapid change in the industry, real estate agents can choose to fight for the status quo or they can evolve and adapt, HousingWire Columnist Dustin Brohm writes.
Last December, home prices climbed by 4% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic. By the end of this year, the company projects they’ll increase by 5.2%.