Reported by Realtor.org
NAR Chief Economist David Lereah expects U. S. home sales to hit another record high in 2005, with price gains slower, but still above historical norms. Mortgage rates will reach 6.1 percent by the end of the year and move to 6.5 percent by 2006, still an historical low. “Relative to inflation, home prices will continue to experience above-average returns in 2005,” he says.
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