Thursday, June 24, 2010

Analysis: U.S. home sales crash after tax credit ends

Sales of homes in the U.S., along with their prices,
soared after Congress gave first-time buyers an $8,000 tax credit. When the subsidy expired, so did the boost,
with only 28,000 home sold in May, the lowest number recorded for that month. The tax credit did nothing
about high inventory, unemployment close to 10% and millions of underwater homeowners, according to The
Economist. "And Americans are now left wondering when housing's second dip will find its bottom and real
recovery begin," The Economist notes. The Economist

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