The homebuilders’ war for market share fueling the economy
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
When market players say housing leads us into a recession, it traditionally means the Federal Reserve raised rates too much, housing slowed down as a result and a job-loss recession isn’t too far off. But a funny thing happened this year for the U.S. economy: single-family permits kept rising as new home sales were showing year-over-year growth. How did this happen when mortgage rates rose from the lows earlier in the year?