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The REconomy Podcast™: Is the New-Home Market Over-Supplied?

By FirstAm Editor on January 26, 2023

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why new homes are making up a growing share of the overall supply of available homes for sale in the U.S. and what... Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: What Will it Take for the Housing Market to Rebalance?

By FirstAm Editor on January 12, 2023

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine house price trends, mortgage rate fluctuations and housing supply levels for insight into what it may take for the... Read More›

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The REconomy Podcast™: Lemons and the Economic Theory Behind Insurance

By FirstAm Editor on December 29, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain the connection between lemons and the economic theory behind insurance.

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The REconomy Podcast™: Three Scenarios for the 2023 Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on December 15, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi share their outlook for 2023, outlining three potential scenarios for the housing market in the year ahead.

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The REconomy Podcast™: Three Trends to be Thankful for in the Economy and Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on December 1, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi share three trends they are thankful for in the broader economy and housing market.

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The REconomy Podcast™: Has the Federal Reserve’s Fight Against Inflation Peaked?

By FirstAm Editor on November 17, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi break down the Federal Reserve’s efforts to rein in inflation by raising the federal funds rate and tightening monetary po... Read More›

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