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How Important is Housing to the American Economy?

Nothing moves the economic needle like housing. No wonder every Fed chairman has lowered rates to try to crank up housing activity. All claims to the contrary, the disappointing first-quarter housing numbers expose the Federal Reserve as impotent at influencing GDP’s most important component.

The Housing Recovery - Is It Really Recovering?

The risks to the housing story remains high due to the impact of higher taxes, stagnant wage growth, re-defaults of the 6-million modifications and workouts and a slowdown of speculative investment due to reduced profit margins.

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