Americans’ Home Payments Have Soared Under Biden

A new analysis has revealed the soaring cost of living increases that Americans have suffered under Democrat President Joe Biden’s so-called “Bidenomics.”

When Biden first assumed office in 2021, the average monthly new home payment was $1,915.

However, this figure skyrocketed to $3,322 as of the third quarter of 2023.

Following the increase in costs, housing is now less affordable than at any other time in recent history, according to an analysis from The Wall Street Journal.

Mortgage rates now exceed 7% and median housing prices have risen to around $392,000 as of October.

High inflation and a relative tightening of the supply of housing have resulted in increased prices, according to the WSJ.

Meanwhile, the high mortgage rates are in response to the increasing cost of credit.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reached an all-time modern low on Jan. 7, 2021, reaching 2.65%, just days before Biden took office.

Mortgage rates then reached a recent peak of 7.76% on November 2 of this year, receding slightly to 7.03% as of Dec. 7.

The rising mortgage rates follow hikes in the federal funds rate by the Federal Reserve.

The Fed put the rate in a range of 5.25% and 5.50%, a 22-year high, to combat high inflation that peaked at 9.1% in June 2022.

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Many economists partially attribute the high inflation to Biden’s huge government spending.

Biden’s big spending stems from acts he has signed as president like the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Rent payments have not experienced as sharp of an increase as they are less responsive to rising interest rates, increasing from an average of $1,784 per month in the first quarter of 2021 to $2,184 per month in the third quarter of 2023, according to the WSJ.

A White House spokesperson said in response to the report:

“President Biden has taken action to lower housing costs by expanding federal financing to build and preserve more housing, reducing mortgage insurance premiums, and helping student loan borrowers qualify for mortgages.

“More work needs to be done — and the President has a plan to lower housing costs by building and preserve nearly two million homes, providing down payment assistance to homebuyers who need it, and lowering rents through rental assistance for hundreds of thousands of families.”

High-interest rates add a substantial amount to the cost of a home due to the loan’s long duration, with just a 5% rate on a 30-year mortgage for a $320,000 house equating to nearly $300,000 in additional costs over the course of the loan.

At 8% interest on the same $320,000 home, homebuyers would pay an additional $525,297.

Americans have especially felt the effects of rising inflation under Biden in the shelter sector.

Costs have risen 17.5% since January 2021, higher than the 17.1% gain in overall costs.

READ MORE: CNN Host Stunned as Data Exposes Reality of ‘Bidenomics’: ‘Depressing’

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