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Tapering Begins!

December 23, 2013 10:42 am

The Fed today announced they would be pulling back some of their stimulus package which has helped the housing market by keeping long term mortgage rates at historic lows for the last few years. This should come as no surprise as the KCM Blog has been warning of this likelihood over the last several months. We even went against the belief of the vast majority of economists who thought the Fed would wait until next year. In this month’s edition of KCM, we quoted Bill McBride of Calculated Risk: “Although the consensus is the Fed will wait until 2014 to start to taper asset purchases, December is still possible.” We also gave our members the following grouping of slides to help them explain the ramifications of the Fed’s decision during meetings with buyers and sellers. 12-23 Taper Visual

What it Means to the Consumer