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Interviews On CNBC And Bloomberg TV: Discussing The Impact Of Historically Low Rates And The Outlook For The Housing Market And The Economy

By FirstAm Editor on August 23, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on CNBC and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi on Bloomberg TV earlier this week and discussed the impact of historically low rates on the housing market, and what the Fed minutes indicate about the direction of rate policy and the economy.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Federal Reserve Affordability

Interview On Nightly Business Report: Discussing Record-setting Economic Expansion And The Health Of The Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on July 9, 2019

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on Nightly Business Report last week and discussed the record-setting economic expansion and the health of the housing market in 2019.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates

Interview On CNBC: Discussing The Outlook For Mortgage Rates And Impact Of Rising Tenure Length On Housing Supply

By FirstAm Editor on June 25, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on CNBC last week and discussed the outlook for mortgage rates and the impact of rising tenure length on housing supply.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability

The Unexpected Surprise Boosting Demand And Supply In 2019

By Mark Fleming on June 18, 2019

In late 2018, many experts believed the housing market in 2019 would behave very similar to the 2018 housing market, characterized by rising demand for homes and limited supply driving house price appreciation, while mortgage rates continued their steady ascent. Then, December 2018 brought a sudden drop in mortgage rates, a decline which has...

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Topics: Housing Interest Rates Millennials Real Estate Sentiment Index

Interviews On Yahoo! Finance And Nightly Business Report: Discussing Existing-home Sales, The Housing Supply Squeeze And The Market Forces Helping Affordability

By FirstAm Editor on May 24, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi on Nightly Business Report earlier this week and discussed the existing-home sales data for April, the housing supply squeeze and the market forces helping affordability.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability

Interviews On FOXBusiness And CNBC: Discussing The Outlook For The Housing Market And Economy And The Impact Of Tax Law Changes

By FirstAm Editor on May 22, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on FOXBusiness and CNBC on Tuesday and discussed the outlook for the housing market and broader economy as well as the impact of tax law changes on housing.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability