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Longtime housing bear Garth Turner writes in his blog that the string of recent mortgage rate hikes are “the arrival of the big, hairy bête noire everyone’s been warning about for the past two years.”

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The tipping point for housing arrives

Longtime housing bear Garth Turner writes in his blog that the string of recent mortgage rate hikes are "the arrival of the big, hairy bête noire everyone's been warning about for the past two years."

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