16.01.2013 - Recovery in U.S. saving 8 mln underwater homeowners
The housing market is rebounding faster than anyone thought possible, according to Blackstone Group LP (BX)ís global head of real estate Jonathan Gray, as the Federal Reserve buys mortgage bonds to keep rates near record lows and investors sop up a diminishing supply of properties for sale. Housing construction could boost U.S. gross domestic product by 0.4 percentage point and home price appreciation may add another 0.2 percentage point, Bank of America Corp. (BAC)ís senior economist Michelle Meyer forecasts...............................................Full Article: Source
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