Friday, January 13, 2017

January column for Builder & Developer now posted online


My column for the January 2017 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.

For this issue, entitled "A Look Ahead to 2017:  Higher Interest Rates and Tight Inventory," I discussed what we might expect for the housing market with a new Presidential administration.

An excerpt:

For 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting global growth of 3.4 percent (2.2 percent for the U.S.) versus 3.1 percent in 2016 (1.6 percent for the U.S.), with this higher growth rate attributed mostly due to greater stabilization for energy and commodity prices as well as continued low interest rates.

However, the same forecast is also mindful of the potential economic fallout from political instability not just here at home, but also across Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East as well as parts of Asia and South America. So what does that mean for a Trump Administration? It depends a lot on whether or not the new President takes his own campaign promises seriously or literally...

To read the entire column, click here.

To read the entire January 2017 issue in digital format, click here.

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