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Recent Posts by Odeta Kushi

Pandemic Accelerated 'roaring 20s' Of Millennial Homeownership Demand

By Odeta Kushi on June 29, 2021

National Homeownership Month takes on a ne... Read More›

Housing Millennials Homeownership Progress Index Homeownership

Will The End Of Forbearance Trigger A Wave Of Foreclosures?

By Odeta Kushi on May 4, 2021

Following the rapid contraction in U.S. economic activity because of the outbreak of COVID-19, millions of Americans took advantage of payment suspension and mortgage forbearance programs. At the peak in June 2020, appro... Read More›

Housing Homeownership

Top Five Cities For Lower-income Renters To Pursue The Dream Of Homeownership

By Odeta Kushi on April 14, 2021

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the median renter experienced a 10 percent boost to their house-buying power relative to one year ago, but the share of homes they could afford to buy declined by 4 percentage points due to... Read More›

Homeownership First-Time Home Buyer Outlook Report Renter Affordability

Where Can Potential First-time Home Buyers Find The Largest Supply Of Affordable Homes?

By Odeta Kushi on March 23, 2021

In 2020, a combination of record low mortgage rates and millennials aging into homeownership boosted demand against a very limited supply of homes for sale, resulting in rapid house price appreciation. The nearly two-thi... Read More›

First-Time Home Buyer Outlook Report Renter Affordability

Will The Pandemic “she-cession” Derail Growth In Homeownership Among Single Women?

By Odeta Kushi on March 11, 2021

During Women’s History Month, it’s important to reflect on the progress that single women have made in achieving one of the main tenet... Read More›

Housing Homeownership

Housing Market Potential Poised To Grow In 2021

By Odeta Kushi on February 18, 2021

At the onset of 2021, positive housing market dynamics powered growth in the market potential for existing-home sales, offsetting negative market supply dynamics. Millions more millennials will age into their prime home-... Read More›

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