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Money Matters Radio Interview – Does Marriage Matter To Homeownership?

By FirstAm Editor on February 17, 2017

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming is interviewed on Money Matters Radio in Boston and shares his perspective on the connection between marriage, declining homeownership rates, and Millennial home buying.

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Topics: In The News, Homeownership, millennials

CNBC Interview: Discussing The Impact Of The Election On Interest Rates, Future Of Technology In Real Estate Finance

By FirstAm Editor on November 22, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed yesterday on CNBC regarding the surge in interest rates following the U.S. presidential election and what it means for the housing market in the year ahead.

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Topics: In The News, Interest Rates, millennials

Bloomberg Radio Interview – Fleming Says Housing Is More Affordable

By FirstAm Editor on October 26, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming is interviewed on Bloomberg Radio to explain why housing is more affordable today than many people believe.

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Topics: In The News, Real House Price Index, affordability

Interview On Bloomberg TV: Discussing Housing Starts, Millennial Home Buying And More

By FirstAm Editor on October 19, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was invited to share his perspective on housing starts, Millennial home buying and more on Bloomberg Markets this morning. Mark commented on the tipping point signaled in today’s housing start numbers.

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Topics: In The News, Homeownership, millennials, Existing Home Sales

Business Insider Interview - 13 Markets Where Affordability Is Declining

By FirstAm Editor on August 26, 2016

Business Insider interviewed First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on affordability and used First American’s Real House Price Index to develop a list of the top 13 markets where affordability is declining.

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Topics: In The News, Real House Price Index, affordability

HousingWire - This Is Why Homeownership Hit An All-Time Low

By FirstAm Editor on August 9, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming explains in an article on HousingWire why reaching a low point in homeownership is no reason to panic about the housing market.

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Topics: In The News, Homeownership, millennials

TheStreet.com - The Fed Holds Off On Rate Hike: Here’s What It Means For Your Wallet

By FirstAm Editor on June 15, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming is quoted in an article from TheStreet.com explaining the forces behind low mortgage rates.

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Topics: In The News, mortgage rates

U.S. News & World Report - Are We Headed For Another Housing Crisis?

By FirstAm Editor on May 12, 2016

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming is quoted in an article in U.S. News & World Report examining why we’re not headed for another housing crisis.

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Topics: In The News, Homeownership

Discussing The Duality Dilemma Keeping Home Sales Below Potential - TheStreet.com Interview

By FirstAm Editor on April 21, 2016

Rhonda Schaffler at TheStreet.com interviews First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming regarding the duality dilemma keeping home sales below potential. The interview offers additional insight into the findings in this month’s Potential Home Sales model. You can watch TheStreet.com interview here.

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Topics: In The News, Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

What To Look For In Housing In 2016

By Mark Fleming on January 6, 2016

It's the time of year when all economists worth a grain of salt (feel free to exclude me from that category) give their "forecast." Well, economic forecasters are about as correct as the local weatherman, unless you happen to be the weatherman in Southern California!

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Topics: In The News, Interest Rates, Homeownership, Federal Reserve