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The REconomy Podcast™: What is a Recession and How Do We Know When One Begins?

By FirstAm Editor on August 11, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how recessions are measured, the broader economic outlook, and implications for the housing market.

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The REconomy Podcast™: Breaking Down the Federal Reserve’s Efforts to Control Inflation

By FirstAm Editor on July 29, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the components driving the Consumer Price Index and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring inflation under control... Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: What are the housing market’s leading indicators signaling about the housing market?

By FirstAm Editor on July 14, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss which key housing market metrics are leading indicators and share their analysis of what each leading indicator is sign... Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates?

By FirstAm Editor on July 1, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how rising interest rates may impact commercial real estate cap rates using their proprietary Potential Cap Rate M... Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: Here’s How We Know that Housing Supply is Still Low

By FirstAm Editor on June 16, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi walk through several measures of housing supply and what those housing supply measures tell us about the housing market.Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: Don’t be Alarmed by the Increase in ARMs

By FirstAm Editor on June 2, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the recent increase in adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) does not necessarily signal an impending housing bust.... Read More›

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