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Reconomy Podcast: What’s Driving Mortgage Rates And Where Are Rates Headed?

By FirstAm Editor on August 26, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain what causes mortgage rates to move up or down, and offers a mortgage rate forecast... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy

Interviews With Cnbc And Yahoo! Finance: Is The Housing Market Cooling?

By FirstAm Editor on August 24, 2021

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on CNBC and Yahoo! Finance last week, discussing potential moderation of the housing market and affordability challenges with CNBC and providing perspecti... Read More›

Housing In The News Affordability

Reconomy Podcast: Should You Rent Or Buy A Home?

By FirstAm Editor on August 12, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the question all potential first-time home buyers must answer, whether to rent or t... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy Settlement

Reconomy Podcast: What’s Driving The Shift In The Housing Market Today, Supply Or Demand?

By FirstAm Editor on July 23, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the supply and demand dynamic in the housing market to explain why home sales are d... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy

Reconomy Podcast: What Will The End Of The Foreclosure Moratorium Mean For The Housing Market?

By FirstAm Editor on July 8, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the end of the foreclosure moratorium later this month is unlikely to trigger a... Read More›

Housing Insurable Interest Affordability REconomy

Reconomy Podcast: Will Rising Mortgage Rates Slow The Housing Market?

By FirstAm Editor on June 24, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain the economic concept of demand elasticity and why housing market demand tends to be... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy