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Interviews On Yahoo! Finance And Nightly Business Report: Discussing Existing-home Sales, The Housing Supply Squeeze And The Market Forces Helping Affordability

By FirstAm Editor on May 24, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi on Nightly Business Report earlier this week and discussed the existing-home sales data for April, the housing supply squeeze and the market forces helping affordability.

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Topics: Housing, In The News, Interest Rates, Affordability

Interviews On FOXBusiness And CNBC: Discussing The Outlook For The Housing Market And Economy And The Impact Of Tax Law Changes

By FirstAm Editor on May 22, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on FOXBusiness and CNBC on Tuesday and discussed the outlook for the housing market and broader economy as well as the impact of tax law changes on housing.

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Topics: Housing, In The News, Interest Rates, Affordability

Why Everything You Know About First-Time Home Buyer Affordability Is Wrong

By FirstAm Editor on May 8, 2019

We’ve published the findings from a new study that provides an in-depth look at the trends shaping affordability, specifically for first-time home buyers, titled “Why Everything You Know About First-Time Home Buyer Affordability is Wrong.” The study, developed by First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta...

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Topics: Affordability, First-Time Home Buyer Outlook Report

Interview On Bloomberg: Discussing The Macro-Economic Trends Influencing The Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on April 11, 2019

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on Bloomberg earlier this month, providing her thoughts on macro-economic trends influencing home buyers and the housing market, including the job market and wage growth.

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Topics: In The News, Interest Rates, Federal Reserve

Interview On CNBC: Discussing The Impact Of Declining Mortgage Rates And Limited Supply On The Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on March 27, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on CNBC on Tuesday and discussed how the decline in mortgage rates over the last few months and continued tight housing supply are likely to impact the housing market.

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Topics: Housing, New Home Buying, In The News, Interest Rates, Affordability

Interviews On NPR And Forbes.com: Discussing Millennial Homeownership And The 2019 Spring Home Buying Season

By FirstAm Editor on February 6, 2019

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi provided perspective on millennial homeownership in an interview with National Public Radio and Chief Economist Mark Fleming’s expectations for the spring home buying season were featured in a Forbes.com article earlier this month.

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Topics: Housing, In The News, Interest Rates, Millennials, Affordability

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