We all realize that the feds have been dropping the interest rate in order to try to stimulate the market. This seems to be helping some, but I feel people are still being cautious. With everything going up, gas, food, utilities, gas.. Oh, did I say that twice? It is going up so much it is worth saying twice. Anyway, the general public I don't think feels the interest rate reduction has enough of a stimulous to have them buy. There are too many unknowns with the economy.
So my thought was if the feds could take a different approach. Instead of lowering the interest rates, why not give a credit to the buyers. Say someone is buying a home between $200 and $400k they would get a $10k credit; if they were to purchase a home between $401 and $600k there would be a $20k credit. There would be an increase of $10k for every 200k increments.
Wouldn't this have more of an effect since it is up front instead of over the long run with the reduction in interest? I think seeing something upfront would have a greater impact.
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