XECO 212 week 7 CheckPoint: Fiscal Policy - 13139

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1.     CheckPoint: Fiscal Policy

 

The government and the fiscal policy it implements play a large role in the housing market. In this CheckPoint, you examine how government policy has consequences for you and the decision to buy a house. This helps you consider situations and alternative decisions in your final project.

 

·         Assume for this CheckPoint that purchasing a new home is a major decision requiring a substantial financial outlay where the wrong decision has long-term financial consequences.

 

·         Evaluate the health of the housing market for the next two years by researching forecasts for mortgage rates, housing starts, and housing prices. The following Web sites provide a starting place for your research:

 

o    Mortgage rates: http://www.realtor.org

o    Housing starts: http://www.nahb.org

o    Housing prices: http://www.mbaa.org

 

·         Submit a 250- to 300-word response addressing the following questions:

 

o    Which government bodies influence national fiscal policies that potentially affect the housing market?

o    What are some national fiscal policies that can affect mortgage rates, housing starts, and housing prices? Be sure to provide specific examples.

o    What is your recommendation as to the risks and benefits of purchasing a home based on these considerations?

 

·         Post your assignment as an attachment.

 

·         Post the Certificate of Originality as an attachment.

 

 

 

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1.     CheckPoint: Fiscal Policy

 

The government and the fiscal policy it implements play a large role in the housing market. In this CheckPoint, you examine how government policy has consequences for you and the decision to buy a house. This helps you consider situations and alternative decisions in your final project.

 

·         Assume for this CheckPoint that purchasing a n

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