Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Could Impact Housing Market in Two Ways: Zillow

The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) could impact the housing market in two separate ways, according to real-estate marketplace company Zillow.
In an article published on March 14, Zillow chief economist Skylar Olsen noted that mortgage rates could fall if the Federal Reserve pulls back from its aggressive interest-rate hikes—which market experts have said looked likely to increase again—in the wake of the latest crisis.
“The heightened economic risk is likely to bring a short-term boost to the housing market by way of lower mortgage rates,” Olsen wrote. “Initial panic has eased, but market watchers worry that SVB’s missteps are more widespread, and investors are likely to pursue safer assets. The Fed might now rethink strong rate increases that appeared imminent just weeks ago.”…

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