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Could stock market volatility cause house prices to fall?

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Could stock market volatility cause house prices to fall?

Amid the stock market’s volatility on Wednesday, experts will once again look for the bubble that might burst into the next recession. But housing experts say that real estate is unlikely to be the culprit this time around. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.15%  plunged 831.83 points, or 3.2%, to 25,598.74; the S&P 500 SPX, -3.29%  index fell 94.66 points, or 3.3%, to 2,785.68; and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -4.08%  dropped by 315.97 points, or 4.1%, to 7,422.05, its biggest decline of 2018. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the housing market heated up thanks to lax lending policies and over-eager home builders constructing properties no one bought. Homeownership