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REconomy Podcast: What A Changing Labor Market Means For Housing

By FirstAm Editor on January 13, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how long-term shifts in the U.S. labor market have been accelerated by the pandemic, and what that may mean for housing in the months and years ahead.

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy

REconomy Podcast: Housing Affordability In The COVID Era

By FirstAm Editor on November 3, 2020

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi break down housing affordability trends, discuss the economic forces that influence house-buying power and explain why housing is actually more affordable today, even amid the pandemic, than it was at the peak of the...

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy

Introducing The REconomy: Debut Podcast From First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming And Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

By FirstAm Editor on October 13, 2020

In the inaugural episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the economic forces influencing real estate, affordability, housing supply, the impact of historically low interest rates, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping demand for housing.

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Topics: Housing Affordability REconomy