The REconomy Podcast
What Does Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Mean for the Housing Market? - EP 47

What Does Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Mean for the Housing Market? - EP 47

September 22, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain the connection between educational attainment and homeownership, and how student loan debt forgiveness may impact the housing market.

Welcome to the ‘Great Moderation’ of the Housing Market - EP 46

Welcome to the ‘Great Moderation’ of the Housing Market - EP 46

September 8, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why the housing market is adjusting to a not-so-new normal pace of price appreciation – the Great Moderation.

The State of Housing Affordability for Potential First-Time Home Buyers - EP 45

The State of Housing Affordability for Potential First-Time Home Buyers - EP 45

August 25, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how housing affordability has shifted since the early spring and what that means for potential first-time home buyers.

What is a Recession and How Do We Know When One Begins? - EP 44

What is a Recession and How Do We Know When One Begins? - EP 44

August 11, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how recessions are measured, the broader economic outlook, and implications for the housing market.

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.