The REconomy Podcast
Breaking Down the Federal Reserve’s Efforts to Control Inflation - EP 43

Breaking Down the Federal Reserve’s Efforts to Control Inflation - EP 43

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.

What are the housing market’s leading indicators signaling about the housing market? - EP 42

What are the housing market’s leading indicators signaling about the housing market? - EP 42

July 14, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark 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 signaling about the direction of the market.

How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates? - EP 41

How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates? - EP 41

June 30, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how rising interest rates may impact commercial real estate cap rates using their proprietary Potential Cap Rate Model.

Here’s How We Know that Housing Supply is Still Low - EP 40

Here’s How We Know that Housing Supply is Still Low - EP 40

June 16, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi walk through several measures of housing supply and what those housing supply measures tell us about the housing market.

Don’t be Alarmed by the Increase in ARMs - EP 39

Don’t be Alarmed by the Increase in ARMs - EP 39

June 2, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the recent increase in adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) does not necessarily signal an impending housing bust.

Understanding the Neutral Rate of Interest, Inflation and the Housing Market - EP 38

Understanding the Neutral Rate of Interest, Inflation and the Housing Market - EP 38

May 19, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the neutral rate of interest is an important metric in Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation and what it means for the housing market.

Breaking Down the Recency Bias in Housing Market Data - EP 37

Breaking Down the Recency Bias in Housing Market Data - EP 37

May 5, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how recency bias is fueling some angst over trends in housing market data and explain why today’s housing market looks a lot like the 2019 housing market, which was the strongest housing market in a decade at the time.

Housing Bubble or No Housing Bubble? - Ep 36

Housing Bubble or No Housing Bubble? - Ep 36

April 21, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the health of the housing market and address the question, "Housing bubble or no housing bubble?”

What does it mean when mortgage rates are less than the rate of inflation? - EP 35

What does it mean when mortgage rates are less than the rate of inflation? - EP 35

April 7, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the extremely rare phenomenon of real, negative mortgage rates – when the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate is less than the rate of inflation – and explain what it means for the housing market.

What’s the Outlook for the 2022 Spring Home-Buying Season? - EP 34

What’s the Outlook for the 2022 Spring Home-Buying Season? - EP 34

March 24, 2022

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 fundamentals as the 2022 spring home-buying season kicks off.