Economic growth has been accelerating this year — unemployment is low, wages have been edging up and so has consumer spending. So you’d think the housing sector, which usually benefits from favorable conditions for consumers and working people, would be booming right now. But what was looking like a really good year for housing sales appears to have stalled out over the past few months. Blame rising interest rates and prices.
Click on the audio player above to hear more.
As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.
Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.
Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.
Thanks to our
Your support keeps us going strong, even through