Top of the Week: That Giant Sound You Just Heard? It's the Housing Market Starting to Crack

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That Giant Sound You Just Heard? It's the Housing Market Starting to Crack

It is happening again. More than a decade ago, we witnessed an absolutely unprecedented housing bubble in the United States followed by a horrific crash that resulted in millions of Americans losing their homes and a financial catastrophe on Wall Street that we still talk about today. But instead of learning our lessons from that disaster, we are repeating history.

The housing bubble that we are currently experiencing is far larger than the one that burst in 2008, and everyone knew that if mortgage rates rose high enough it could cause the bubble to burst. Unfortunately, that is precisely what is taking place. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was sitting at 2.67% in December 2020, and now it has risen to 5.30%. In case you are bad at math, that means that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has roughly doubled, and that is extremely bad news for the housing market.

The combination of rapidly rising prices and soaring interest rates means that homes have become far less affordable these days.

Occult With Your Fries? McDonald's Turns to the Demonic

In an unfortunate infusion of occultism, customers using the McDonald's app to buy a medium order of fries were given a free McDouble or McChicken and the chance to snag a tarot card reading.

For anyone wondering just how pervasive occult practices are becoming in mainstream culture, look no further than McDonald's most recent marketing ploy, which involved, among meal deals, the chance to win tarot card readings.

The lede of a USA Today story covering McDonald's ploy reads, "McDonald's is preparing for this week's celestial and astrological change of Mercury retrograde with both a deal and tarot card readings."

Audiences Break Into Spontaneous Prayer for Revival After Viewing Jonathan Cahn Prophetic Film

Those were only some of the reactions Rabbi Jonathan Cahn received Thursday night and early Friday following the premier of his first motion picture The Harbingers of Things to Come. The film, based on Cahn's New York Times bestselling books, The Harbinger and The Harbinger II: The Return,, debuted in over 800 theaters nationwide on Thursday.

"Wow! It was a wow!"



"Powerfully compelling!"

"Absolutely terrific!"

End-times Prophecy Concerns Arise as British Microchip Company Takes Hand-Swipe Payments to Next Level

Implantable chips in humans are not new, but for the last several years, the push to market them to a dubious population has escalated.

Now, a company in the United Kingdom has developed a new chip that allows you to pay on the same reader as a credit card. When a person with an implanted chip wants to pay for a product or service using a credit card reader, they simply place their hand with the chip next to the card reader and the payment is made.

While some companies have implemented similar chip implants for internal company functions, the British-Polish firm called Walletmor says that last year it became the first company to offer them for sale to the general population, according to the BBC.

Candace Cameron Bure Says 'Powerful Enemy' Attacked Her Home

Actress Candace Cameron Bure took to social media Wednesday to share that a dark presence had recently attacked her home and it was affecting her family.

Bure said she noticed that everyone had been acting differently for days.

"My house is usually really peaceful and happy. (But) everyone's been irritable, including me," she said in the video. "And everyone is just, like, at each other. And it's been like three days now. And it finally hit me. I'm like, 'Oh, there's a spirit of irritability, there's a spirit of crankiness, there's a spirit of confusion. Oh, the enemy's attacking.'"

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