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How Will Hurricanes Harvey And Irma Impact Housing Market Potential?

By Mark Fleming on September 19, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model examines August 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the real estate market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: Interest Rates, Homeownership, Potential Home Sales, mortgage rates

The Struggle Is Real For First-Time Homebuyers

By Mark Fleming on August 23, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model examines July 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the real estate market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: Interest Rates, Homeownership, Potential Home Sales, mortgage rates

The Persistent Force Behind Lower Affordability

By Mark Fleming on July 20, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model examines June 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the real estate market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales, mortgage rates

Housing Market Faces Dilemma As Millennial Demand Continues To Grow

By Mark Fleming on June 20, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model examines May 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the real estate market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: millennials, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales, affordability

Market Potential Caught In The Crosswinds Of Surging Demand And Tightening Inventory

By Mark Fleming on May 23, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model looks at April 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the real estate market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

Market Potential Remains Flat, But Is Tight Inventory Relief On The Way?

By Mark Fleming on April 19, 2017

First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model looks at March 2017 data and includes analysis from First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming on how the market is performing versus its potential.

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Topics: Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

Rising Rates Outweigh Influence Of Economic Momentum On Market Potential

By Mark Fleming on March 21, 2017

February 2017 Potential Home Sales

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Topics: Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

Market Potential Continues Slide In January As Higher Rates Reduce Supply

By Mark Fleming on February 21, 2017

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming shares his proprietary Potential Home Sales model with analysis of housing market trends in January 2017.

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Topics: Interest Rates, Homeownership, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

Infographic - Why Did Market Potential Pull Back In December?

By FirstAm Editor on January 24, 2017

The infographic below provides some additional perspective on the market forces influencing First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming's proprietary Potential Home Sales model in December 2016.  

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Topics: Homeownership, Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales

Rising Mortgage Rates Dampen Market Potential In December

By Mark Fleming on January 23, 2017

First American's proprietary Potential Home Sales model examines December 2016 data and includes analysis from Chief Economist Mark Fleming on the impact of rising rates amid growing demand and limited inventory.

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Topics: Existing Home Sales, Potential Home Sales, mortgage rates