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NAR: Expect a more modest market in 2016

Jan 14, 2016
According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), 2016 will likely see a slowdown in many housing markets across the country. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that home sales are forecasted to increase this year, but at a more moderate pace as pent-up demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth.
Yun said pent-up demand, sustained job growth, and improving inventory conditions will be the main triggers pushing expected gains in new and existing-home sales this year. However, rising mortgage rates, home prices that still outpace wage growth, and a fragile economy are the main challenges that could hold back a stronger pace of sales. 
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