US Home Sales Dip For 10th Straight Month In 'Frozen' Market

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2022
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Sales of existing homes in the United States slid for a 10th consecutive month in November, extending a record streak with mortgage rates high and inventory tight, according to industry data released Wednesday.

The US real estate sector -- an interest-sensitive area -- has been reeling after the central bank raised the benchmark lending rate multiple times this year to dampen soaring inflation and cool the world's biggest economy.

The rapid rate hikes have sent borrowing costs higher, in turn pricing many buyers out of the key housing market.


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