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Interview With CNBC: How Rising Rates May Impact Housing Affordability As Spring Home-Buying Season Ramps Up

By FirstAm Editor on April 8, 2021

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, discussing the outlook for housing affordability amid rising mortgage rates and expectations for the spring home-buying season.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability

Interview With Yahoo! Finance: “Single Women Are Clearly Embracing Wealth Creation Through Home Buying”

By FirstAm Editor on March 8, 2021

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance earlier this month, explaining why women homeownership rates are on the rise and the outlook for the housing market in the year ahead.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability Homeownership

Interview With Yahoo! Finance: Explaining The Housing Market’s Resilience In The COVID-19 Era

By FirstAm Editor on November 9, 2020

First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi was interviewed on Yahoo! Finance earlier this month, discussing why the housing market is better positioned in this recession than it was heading into the Great Recession, and how low rates and millennials are driving demand.

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Topics: Housing In The News Interest Rates Affordability

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