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Federal Reserve raises rates: The Federal Reserve approved its 10th interest rate increase in just a little over a year and dropped a tentative hint that the current tightening cycle is at an end. The widely expected decision, which takes the fed funds rate to a target range of 5%-5.25%, was unanimous. The post-meeting statement omitted a sentence present in the central bank’s March comments saying that “the Committee anticipates that some additional policy firming may be appropriate” for the Fed to achieve its 2% inflation goal. Financial markets are anticipating that slower growth and the possibility of recession will force the Fed to cut rates later this year.


New home sales surge in March: Sales of new homes increased 9.6% from February to an annual pace of 683K as buyers turned to new construction amid low resale inventory. Although February’s sales gain was revised down to a 3.9% decline, March was the third increase in the last four months and the highest sales pace recorded in 11 months. The strong increase in sales made a dent in the months of supply of new homes, which dropped from 8.4 months in February to 7.6 months in March. It also resulted in greater competition and modest price gains. The median price for new homes rose 3.8% over the month and 3.2% over the same month of last year. Despite demand showing resilience in recent months, new home sales continued to run below their pace one year ago as interest rates remained elevated. 


Consumer confidence falls as expectations about the future become uncertain: Consumer confidence dipped to a six-month low in April as growing concerns about the future and the stability of the banking system weigh on their sentiment. According to the Conference Board, the Consumer Confidence Index fell to 101.3 in April driven by a steep drop in the expectations component, which tumbled to 68.1 – the lowest reading since July. The drop in the forward-looking measure, triggered by fears of what lays ahead, could be a sign of pull-back on consumer spending in the near future. Meanwhile, the present situation index rose slightly to 151.1 during the same month, as consumers remained upbeat about both the labor market and business conditions. 


U.S. economy continues to expand, albeit at a relative sluggish pace: Real GDP grew 1.1% at an annualized rate in Q1-2023 relative to the previous quarter. This was a step back from the 2.6% growth rate during the last quarter of 2022. The economic growth in the first quarter of 2023 was driven largely by a solid increase of 3.7% in real spending. Monthly data, however, shows that consumer spending might have lost momentum towards the end of the quarter, as retail sales activity dropped off significantly following January’s strong surge. Businesses also pulled back sharply in the first quarter, with inventories being drawn down, equipment purchases being cut, and residential investment being reduced. 


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Orange 92869

32,924 SF of Residential Land | $650,000


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5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,557 SF | $1,895,000


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3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,031 SF | $500,000


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