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The Reconomy Podcast™: What Does Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Mean For The Housing Market?

By FirstAm Editor on September 22, 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 educational attainment and homeownership, and how student loan debt forgiveness may impact ... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: Welcome To The ‘great Moderation’ Of The Housing Market

By FirstAm Editor on September 8, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the housing market is adjusting to a not-so-new normal pace of price appreciation – the Great Moderation.

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The Reconomy Podcast™: The State Of Housing Affordability For Potential First-time Home Buyers

By FirstAm Editor on August 25, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how housing affordability has shifted since the early spring and what that means for potential first-time home buy... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: What Is A Recession And How Do We Know When One Begins?

By FirstAm Editor on August 11, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how recessions are measured, the broader economic outlook, and implications for the housing market.

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The Reconomy Podcast™: Breaking Down The Federal Reserve’s Efforts To Control Inflation

By FirstAm Editor on July 29, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the components driving the Consumer Price Index and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring inflation under control... Read More›

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The Reconomy Podcast™: What Are The Housing Market’s Leading Indicators Signaling About The Housing Market?

By FirstAm Editor on July 14, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss which key housing market metrics are leading indicators and share their analysis of what each leading indicator is sign... Read More›

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