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The U.S. housing market is in a weird place

Ben Bradford Jun 18, 2019
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Real estate agents leave a home for sale during a broker open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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The economy is good and mortgage interest rates are low — two data points that would typically suggest a robust housing market. But analysts and the industry itself aren’t as bullish as they normally would be with these economic conditions. Tuesday’s release of new Census Bureau data will give insight into how many homes builders broke ground on, and how many building permits they were issued.

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