The REconomy Podcast™: Homeownership Drivers and Benefits

By FirstAm Editor on July 5, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi continue the REconomy “Summer School” series, breaking down the fundamental drivers and benefits of homeownership and explaining how these dynamics are playing out in today’s housing market. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: The Complete Guide to Home Purchase and Closing

By FirstAm Editor on June 20, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi kick of the Summer School series with a deep dive into the residential home-buying and closing process, explaining the steps and the key players involved – from mortgage pre-approval to contract negotiation to title, ... Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Inflation, Inflation, Inflation – Why Isn’t it Falling Further and Where it’s Headed

By FirstAm Editor on June 6, 2024

IIn this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi break down what’s happening with inflation, explaining why it has proven to be stickier than most expected, the importance shelter inflation plays in overall inflation, and how inflation may trend in the months ahead. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Three Prevalent Economic and Real Estate Myths Busted

By FirstAm Editor on May 23, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi go myth busting with Senior Commercial Real Estate Economist Xander Snyder, debunking three prevalent economic and real estate myths making headlines recently – stagflation risk, a pending housing market crash, and the ... Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Are We Nearing the Bottom in Commercial Real Estate Transaction Volume?

By FirstAm Editor on May 9, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss current trends in commercial real estate transaction levels and whether they may have bottomed with Senior Commercial Real Estate Economist Xander Snyder. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: An Overlooked Solution to Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing

By FirstAm Editor on April 26, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the chronic supply shortage and ongoing affordability crisis facing the U.S. housing market, and examine an overlooked potential solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing – manufactured housing. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Oversupplied Apartment Market Provides Window of Opportunity for Renters in Some Markets

By FirstAm Editor on April 11, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discusses multifamily supply-and-demand dynamics and the outlook for apartment rents with Senior Commercial Real Estate Economist Xander Snyder. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Will the Existing-Home Market ‘Unlock’ in 2024?

By FirstAm Editor on March 28, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi unveil their new Existing-Home Sales Outlook Report and break down what to expect from the existing-home market ahead of the 2024 spring home-buying season. Read More

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The REconomy Podcast™: Growth of eCommerce and AI Fuel Industrial Real Estate Outlook

By FirstAm Editor on March 14, 2024

In this episode of The REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Senior Commercial Real Estate Economist Xander Snyder discuss the outlook for industrial properties and why industrial remains a relative bright spot in the broader commercial real estate market. Read More

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