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Inflation, home prices headed downward: Fed report

Inflation is expected to continue “to decline across all horizons” over the next year while home prices, too, are projected to decline “sharply” to the lowest level since July 2020, according to the most recent Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The median one-year inflation expectation, the August SCE report shows, fell to 5.7%, down from 6.2% in July. Median home-price growth expectations fell by 1.4 percentage points in August compared with July, to 2.1%, which is the lowest SCE reading since July 2020.

“The decline was broad-based across demographic groups and details ⇒

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