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Interview With HousingWire: Growth In Housing Market Potential More Sustainable Than Many Believe

By FirstAm Editor on September 30, 2020

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on HousingWire’s Daily Download podcast last week and explained why growth in housing market potential may be more sustainable than many people realize.

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Topics: Housing In The News Potential Home Sales

Interview With HousingWire: Economics Of The Housing Market’s Recovery And What’s Next

By FirstAm Editor on September 10, 2020

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on HousingWire’s Housing News podcast earlier this month and discussed her perspective on the forces powering the housing market’s V-shaped recovery and what may be in store for the rest of the year.

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Topics: Housing In The News

Interview With Yahoo! Finance: Impact Of COVID-19 On The Summer Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on July 30, 2020

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance earlier this month, discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the housing market and mortgage rates dropping below 3 percent for the first time ever.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates

Interview With Yahoo! Finance: Existing-Home Sales Poised For Rebound In May Following April Plunge

By FirstAm Editor on May 26, 2020

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance last week, explaining why the April existing-home sales numbers are likely the trough in this cycle and that signs point to a strong May rebound for the housing market.

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Topics: Housing In The News Homeownership

Interview With Gary Acosta, NAHREP: Why The Housing Market May Be Better Positioned Than Many Believe Amid The Pandemic

By FirstAm Editor on April 29, 2020

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed by Gary Acosta, co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, last week and discussed his perspective on the state of the housing market amid the pandemic and why the housing market may be better positioned than many believe.

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Topics: Housing In The News

Interviews On CNBC And Yahoo! Finance: 2020 Housing Outlook – Why Persistently Low Mortgage Rates May Help And Hurt Home Buyers

By FirstAm Editor on December 23, 2019

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was interviewed on CNBC and Yahoo! Finance last week, discussing the 2020 outlook for the housing market and how persistently low mortgage rates may both help and hurt home buyers in the year ahead.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability