Housing Starts Stumble
Trump’s tariffs on lumber, the Federal Reserves' increasing money supply, high interest rates, as well as increasing real estate prices have hindered construction of houses. Despite a growing population and economy, housing starts are currently at the lowest level since 2016, having fallen by 12% in the last quarter. When reporters asked Trump’s team about potential moves to prevent stagnation in the housing market, the administration responded by promising more tax cuts, which should boost economic growth to 4%, up from the 2 and 3% that we have seen in the past quarters. This growth is expected to boost investment and rekindle housing starts. Will the housing market continue to suffer without stimulus?
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Written by Albert Daniel Shub, Edited by Alexander Fleiss