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The Reconomy Podcast™: What Is The Fed Signaling On Interest Rates?

By FirstAm Editor on October 22, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how the Federal Reserve signals potential policy changes on interest rates and the... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: The 3 Most Important Housing Market Statistics

By FirstAm Editor on October 7, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi share their expert perspective on the three most important housing market statistics to fo... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: why Labor Market Trends May Keep Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows Longer

By FirstAm Editor on September 23, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why important labor market trends may influence the Federal Reserve’s decision to ... Read More›

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Will Housing Market Seasonality Return To Normal?

By Odeta Kushi on September 17, 2021

September is commonly associated with the beginning of the school year, but it also signals the end of the peak home buying season. The tapering of the housing market in September is part of its normal annual cycle, whic... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: Are House Prices More Affordable Than The Housing Boom Peak?

By FirstAm Editor on September 9, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why falling mortgage rates and rising income levels mean today’s soaring house pri... Read More›

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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›

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