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Report: A Growing Rise in 10-year Treasury Notes Could Harm Demand for Property

A sharp rise in the rate in the last two weeks on 10-year Treasury notes could impact the demand for property, if the increase continues, according to a new report.

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A sharp rise in the rate in the last two weeks on 10-year Treasury notes could impact the demand for property, if the increase continues, according to a new report.

Signs of economic strength in the U.S. and overseas have ushered in fears of inflation, which has led to a sharp rise in 10-year Treasuries to 5.12 percent earlier this month, according to a report prepared by Robert Bach, Senior Vice President, Research & Client Service for Grubb & Ellis. The rate stood at 5.15 percent today, according to CNN Money.com.


This is the highest rate in almost a year, according to Bach. Yet these fears are inconsistent with recent indicators showing that inflation has eased in recent months, nearing the Federal Reserve's desired target range of 1 to 2 percent.

Real estate investors will be scrutinizing the bond market for clues on whether last week's run-up is a blip or a long-term trend, according to Bach. Rates above 5.5 percent could impact demand for properties, he indicated


posted on 6/18/2007



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