Trade Tariffs

Housing Affordability: Escalation of Tariff Conflict Exacerbates Construction Costs

By Joanna England / September 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports With lumber tariffs already adding more than $6,000 to the price of every new home in Dallas, President Trump’s decision this month to escalate the trade conflict with China has builders bracing for more challenges to housing affordability. This decision could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction, […]

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Why You Really Want to Pay Attention to What’s Happening in Media

By Candy Evans / August 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

I know, I know — we are a real estate blog focused on fabulous listings, deals, sleeper neighborhoods, fantastic agents and brokers, disruption in the industry, commissions, marketing your property, property taxes, and basically everything happening in the community that affects real estate values: yours, mine, and everyone’s. But you simply must pay attention to […]

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Mortgage Report: A Trade War With China Will Impact Mortgage Rates

By Joanna England / April 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dow was down last week after news broke regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs totaling billions in the simmering trade war with China. Meanwhile, bonds rallied — at the expense of the stock market. Our most-trusted mortgage expert, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick […]

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The Mortgage Report: Trump’s Proposed Tariffs Send Shockwaves Through Housing Market

By Joanna England / March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced a proposal for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, sending shockwaves through the housing market. With tariffs on Canadian lumber already driving up the cost of some types of housing, new tariffs on aluminum and steel could increase the overall cost for a new home even more. How will that affect […]

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