Jed Kolko does a nice job summarizing what the general housing market may look like in 2014 after the new home sales report came out today.
My big takeaway was that any housing market improvement will be more affected by local job and income growth rather than the “rebound effect.” This phenomena occurred in markets that were hit hardest by the downturn, yet saw the largest price increases.
I’ve added “rebound effect” to my 2014 phrase list, right after “polar vortex.”
Tags: Jed Kolko, Commerce Dept, New Home Sales, Census, Polar Vortex, Rebound Effect, Sarah Portlock, Jonathan House
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