The REconomy Podcast
What’s Driving the Shift in the Housing Market Today, Supply or Demand? - EP 17

What’s Driving the Shift in the Housing Market Today, Supply or Demand? - EP 17

July 23, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the supply and demand dynamic in the housing market to explain why home sales are declining.

What Will the End of the Foreclosure Moratorium Mean for the Housing Market? - EP 16

What Will the End of the Foreclosure Moratorium Mean for the Housing Market? - EP 16

July 8, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the end of the foreclosure moratorium later this month is unlikely to trigger a tsunami of foreclosures.

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Slow the Housing Market? - EP 15

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Slow the Housing Market? - EP 15

June 23, 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.

What Does the Rush to Suburbia Mean for Real Estate? - EP 14

What Does the Rush to Suburbia Mean for Real Estate? - EP 14

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. 

Deflation in the Housing Market? Let Us Explain. - EP 13

Deflation in the Housing Market? Let Us Explain. - EP 13

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. 

Breaking Down the Limits of the Wealth Effect in Today’s Housing Market - EP 12

Breaking Down the Limits of the Wealth Effect in Today’s Housing Market - EP 12

May 13, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi unpack the ‘wealth effect’ economic theory and explain why, despite soaring house prices, the wealth effect’s influence on the housing market may be limited.

Is the Housing Market Heading for a Crash? - EP 11

Is the Housing Market Heading for a Crash? - EP 11

April 29, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why today’s housing market is unlike the housing market that preceded the Great Recession and why we’re unlikely to see a housing market crash anytime soon.

What Drives the Decision to Become a Homeowner? - Ep 10

What Drives the Decision to Become a Homeowner? - Ep 10

April 15, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain how the vast majority of potential home buyers reach the decision to become a buy a home and what that means for the housing market and homeownership rate moving forward.

Why Housing Affordability Should Be Viewed Through the Lens of Renters and Supply - EP 9

Why Housing Affordability Should Be Viewed Through the Lens of Renters and Supply - EP 9

April 1, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the key to measuring housing affordability is to determine whether a renter can afford to purchase a home, or more precisely how many homes they can afford to buy, if any.

Is the speed of sales sending mixed signals about housing inventory? - EP 8

Is the speed of sales sending mixed signals about housing inventory? - EP 8

March 18, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the housing market’s supply shortage ahead of the spring home-buying season and explain how the annual pace of home sales can be rising when there are so few homes for sale.