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English definition of “housing boom”

housing boom

a time when the price of houses rises quickly : The main reason for the housing boom was a massive imbalance between supply and demand : too much money chasing too few properties .
(Definition of housing boom noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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