The REconomy Podcast
The Digital Future of Mortgage Lending and Real Estate Settlement - EP 25

The Digital Future of Mortgage Lending and Real Estate Settlement - EP 25

November 18, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the digital future of mortgage lending and real estate settlement, and the innovative technologies that are making an end-to-end digital home-buying experience a reality with Eddie Oddo, vice president of corporate business solutions at First American.

Will Inflation Drive Mortgage Rates Higher? - EP 24

Will Inflation Drive Mortgage Rates Higher? - EP 24

November 4, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine rising inflation in today’s economy and what it may mean for mortgage rates.

What is the Fed Signaling on Interest Rates? - EP 23

What is the Fed Signaling on Interest Rates? - EP 23

October 21, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how the Federal Reserve signals potential policy changes on interest rates and the tapering of its Treasury and mortgage-backed securities purchases.  

The 3 Most Important Housing Market Statistics - EP 22

The 3 Most Important Housing Market Statistics - EP 22

October 7, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi share their expert perspective on the three most important housing market statistics to follow.

Why Labor Market Trends May Keep Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows Longer - EP 21

Why Labor Market Trends May Keep Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows Longer - EP 21

September 23, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why important labor market trends may influence the Federal Reserve’s decision to reverse its easy-money policies.

Are House Prices More Affordable than the Housing Boom Peak? - EP 20

Are House Prices More Affordable than the Housing Boom Peak? - EP 20

September 9, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why falling mortgage rates and rising income levels mean today’s soaring house prices are still significantly more affordable than they were at the peak of the housing boom in 2006.

What’s driving mortgage rates and where are rates headed? - EP 19

What’s driving mortgage rates and where are rates headed? - EP 19

August 26, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain what causes mortgage rates to move up or down, and offers a mortgage rate forecast for the end of 2021.

Should you rent or buy a home? - EP 18

Should you rent or buy a home? - EP 18

August 12, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy podcast from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi examine the question all potential first-time home buyers must answer, whether to rent or to buy, and explain how it’s possible for a home to pay you to live in it.

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.