Articles Tagged with ''Capital Economics''

Growing number of Americans say now is a bad time to buy a home

Suggests lingering memories of the housing crash may slow home price growth
There’s been a distinct uptick over the past year in the number of Americans who say now is a bad time to buy a home, and a sizable number point to high home prices as the primary reason. But caution might be a good thing, according to one think tank, as it could serve as a necessary weight tempering housing demand.
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FHFA: Home prices rise slowly

Interest rates contribute to continual slowdown
Home prices increased slightly in April, rising only 1% from March. Capital Economics says as interest rates continue to rise and mortgage lending stays tight, there will be a continual slowdown in annual price growth.
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Expert: Fed will cut interest rates in 2020

But expect 4 more rate hikes before then
Most experts are expecting a total of four rate hikes in 2018, followed by two or three more in 2019. In 2020, however, that could all change. One expert predicted that not only could the economy slow, but the Fed will even cut interest rates in 2020.
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2018 economic growth to hold steady, despite rising interest rates

Economists predict two more rate hikes
Fannie Mae’s newest report from its Economic & Strategic Research Group indicates that this year’s economic outlook isn’t going to change much. The report shows that 2018’s growth prediction remains unchanged at 2.7% and the year will see two more interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. But, things don’t look quite as rosy for 2019... why?
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Tax reform expected to go into effect immediately

Boost to economy likely temporary
“The president has said he is ready to sign tax reform legislation into law "within hours of passing,” touting tax cuts as a Christmas present for the American people,” predicts Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel.
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