U.S. Homeowners Have Lost $2.3 TRILLION in Property Values in Disastrous Biden Economy
Property value is plummeting under Biden and a new report finds that U.S. homeowners have lost a whopping $2.3 trillion since last summer alone.
According to market analysts Redfin, the monumental drop is the worst fall in the housing market since 2008.
The total value of U.S. homes was $45.3 trillion at the end of 2022, down 4.9% ($2.3 trillion) from a record high of $47.7 trillion in June. That’s the largest June-to-December drop in percentage terms since 2008. While the total value of U.S. homes was up 6.5% from a year earlier in December, that’s the smallest year-over-year increase during any month since August 2020. This is according to an analysis of Redfin Estimates on more than 99 million U.S. residential properties.
The housing market has been shedding value because homebuyer demand has waned, which has also caused home prices to fall from their peak. The median U.S. home sale price was $383,249 in January, down 11.5% from a peak of $433,133 in May, and up just 1.5% from January 2022.
Homebuyer demand slowed in large part because rising mortgage rates—a consequence of the Federal Reserve’s effort to curb inflation—made purchasing a home more expensive. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 6.36% in December. While that’s down from the 20-year high of 7.08% in November, it’s roughly double the level from the start of 2022. Rates fell at the beginning of February, giving buyers some hope, but have since crept back up to December levels.
This news is just one more metric showing Biden failure as president and proof that his policies are hurting everyone in the country.
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Cross-posted with iPatriot
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