The U.S. Housing Market Has Become an Impossible Mess

Bloomberg News, Nov. 2, 2023-Patrick Clark and Prashant Gopal
It sometimes feels as if the US housing market is in a never-ending affordability crisis, with prices continually rising and inventory shrinking. The reasons have ranged from anemic construction to student loan debt to investors buying up starter homes. But even as the pandemic pushed values up faster than ever, cheap mortgages kept buyers in the game. Now a whole new affordability crisis is beginning. And this time, there’s no obvious way out.
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