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REconomy Podcast: What A Changing Labor Market Means For Housing

By FirstAm Editor on January 13, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how long-term shifts in the U.S. labor market have been accelerated by the pandemic, and what that may mean for housing in the months and years ahead.

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy

REconomy Podcast: 2021 Housing Market Outlook

By FirstAm Editor on December 10, 2020

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain what has fueled the impressive housing market rebound from the pandemic-driven slowdown in the spring and why the housing market remains on solid footing heading into 2021.

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Topics: Housing

Interview With Yahoo! Finance: Explaining The Housing Market’s Resilience In The COVID-19 Era

By FirstAm Editor on November 9, 2020

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance earlier this month, discussing why the housing market is better positioned in this recession than it was heading into the Great Recession, and how low rates and millennials are driving demand.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability

REconomy Podcast: Housing Affordability In The COVID Era

By FirstAm Editor on November 3, 2020

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi break down housing affordability trends, discuss the economic forces that influence house-buying power and explain why housing is actually more affordable today, even amid the pandemic, than it was at the peak of the...

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy

Introducing The REconomy: Debut Podcast From First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming And Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

By FirstAm Editor on October 13, 2020

In the inaugural episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the economic forces influencing real estate, affordability, housing supply, the impact of historically low interest rates, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping demand for housing.

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy

Interview With HousingWire: Growth In Housing Market Potential More Sustainable Than Many Believe

By FirstAm Editor on September 30, 2020

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on HousingWire’s Daily Download podcast last week and explained why growth in housing market potential may be more sustainable than many people realize.

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Topics: Housing In The News Potential Home Sales