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The Reconomy Podcast™: What’s The Outlook For The 2022 Spring Home-buying Season?

By FirstAm Editor on March 24, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the housing market’s fundamentals as the 2022 spring home-buying season kicks off.

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The Reconomy Podcast™: Why The Homeownership Rate Among Single Women Outpaced Single Men In 2021

By FirstAm Editor on March 10, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why single women are increasingly dispelling the traditional notion that buying a home follows love and marriage a... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy

The Reconomy Podcast™: Why Approximately 66% Of Americans Are Protected From Shelter Inflation

By FirstAm Editor on February 24, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why homeowners are protected from shelter cost inflation, but potential home buyers are not, and how rising mortga... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: How The Federal Reserve Can, And Cannot, Influence The Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on February 11, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain how the Federal Reserve and tighter monetary policy may impact the housing market in 2022.

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The Reconomy Podcast™: The Five Most Affordable Cities For First-time Home Buyers

By FirstAm Editor on January 27, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why affordability should be viewed from the lens of the potential first-time home buyer and reveal the most afford... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: What The Federal Reserve’s Approach To Inflation Means For The Housing Market In 2022

By FirstAm Editor on January 13, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the challenge facing the Federal Reserve in 2022 – how to tackle inflation while protecting the economic recovery ... Read More›

Housing Interest Rates Affordability REconomy