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REconomy Podcast: Will Rising Mortgage Rates Slow the Housing Market?

By FirstAm Editor on June 24, 2021
In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain the economic concept of demand elasticity and why housing market demand tends to be inelastic in response to rising mortgage rates. Read More›

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REconomy Podcast: What Does the Rush to Suburbia Mean for Real Estate?

By FirstAm Editor on June 10, 2021
In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain the dynamics influencing the second coming of suburbia and the implications for the broader real estate economy. Read More›

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REconomy Podcast: Deflation in the Housing Market? Let Us Explain.

By FirstAm Editor on May 27, 2021
In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how inflation in owner-occupied housing is measured and why an argument can be made that the long-run trend in housing cost has been deflation, not inflation. Read More›

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