The REconomy Podcast
The Five Most Affordable Cities for First-Time Home Buyers - EP 30

The Five Most Affordable Cities for First-Time Home Buyers - EP 30

January 27, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why affordability should be viewed from the lens of the potential first-time home buyer and reveal the most affordable cities for first-time home buyers.

What the Federal Reserve’s approach to inflation means for the housing market in 2022 - EP 29

What the Federal Reserve’s approach to inflation means for the housing market in 2022 - EP 29

January 13, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the challenge facing the Federal Reserve in 2022 – how to tackle inflation while protecting the economic recovery – and what that means for the housing market.

What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2022 - EP 28

What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2022 - EP 28

December 30, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss the economic forces that will shape the housing market in 2022.

Will FOMO Increase Demand in the Housing Market? - EP 27

Will FOMO Increase Demand in the Housing Market? - EP 27

December 16, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi discuss how the fear of missing out (FOMO) and the fear of better options (FOBO) may impact housing demand.

Examining rising mortgage rates, housing supply, student loan debt and the future of office space - EP 26

Examining rising mortgage rates, housing supply, student loan debt and the future of office space - EP 26

December 2, 2021

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi field questions that are top of mind among REconomy listeners – what to expect from rising mortgage rates, the ongoing housing supply shortage, ballooning student loan debt and the future of office space.

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.