What is a housing bubble?
The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Housing Bubble"
A housing bubble is similar to a soap bubble that forms and inflates -- and eventually pops. In a housing bubble, home prices are rapidly pumped up by both demand for homes and speculation. When the bubble bursts, prices go into a steep decline.
A housing bubble is a rather rare animal. More typically, a real estate boom ends when home prices flatten out for a few years.
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Fixed mortgage rates were slightly higher this week.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.51 percent this week.
Mortgage rates pulled back slightly this week.
The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.5 percent.
The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower.
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