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Housing Market Perspectives

Housing Market Perspectives banner Housing Market Perspectives is published by the Community Development group at the St. Louis Fed as part of its quarterly Housing Market Conditions report.

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    Issue 9 June 2018

    Read how a country’s homeownership rate in 2005 predicted its per capita growth trajectory and homeownership rate a decade later.

Past Issues

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    Issue 8 March 2018

    Read how provisions of the new tax code, notably new limits on the mortgage interest deduction, could influence various aspects of housing choice.


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    Issue 7 December 2017

    Learn why homeownership should comprise a limited share of a family’s total assets—even after the recovery in house prices.


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    Issue 6 Sept 2017

    Read how housing and consumer spending are powering the economy like never before, even as overall GDP growth remains weak.


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    Issue 5 July 2017

    Wealth gains for blacks and Latinos suffered between 1989 and 2013 because most of their wealth was concentrated in homeowners‘ equity.


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    Issue 4 March 2017

    In the March 2017 edition of Housing Market Perspectives, St. Louis Fed economist Bill Emmons examines whether the U.S. housing market could be facing conditions like those of 2013 taper tantrum.


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