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What is the Starbucks effect on home prices?

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Markets In A Minute for week ending September 7, 2018: What is the Starbucks effect on home prices

Markets In A Minute

This week on The Markets In a Minute: The Starbucks Effect on home prices, job numbers, interest rate news and more

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The Economy

  • Trade issues continue to help keep mortgage rates low. Talks continue between the U.S. and Canada, but tensions are escalating between the U.S. and China.
  • The White House Council of Economic Advisers says wages are growing faster than “traditional measures” indicate. Wage inflation can contribute to rising interest rates
  • Last week, jobless claims fell to a 49-year low as private payrolls rose in August. The sustained labor market strength should continue to drive economic growth.

Housing news by Laura Borja

  • CoreLogic’s Home Price Index report for July shows home prices across the U.S. rose by 6.2% year-over-year. However, home price increases are decelerating..
  • A recent Harvard Business School study reveals the “Starbucks Effect” on home prices. The authors say a new Starbucks raises prices by 0.5% in a ZIP code.
  • A Redfin survey shows recent increases in mortgage rates aren’t scaring away buyers. Only 2.6% had decided to postpone their search.

The Last Laugh

As I get older and remember all the people I’ve lost along the way, I think to myself, “Maybe a career as a tour guide wasn’t for me

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