The REconomy Podcast
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.

Why the Homeownership Rate Among Single Women Outpaced Single Men in 2021 - EP 33

Why the Homeownership Rate Among Single Women Outpaced Single Men in 2021 - EP 33

March 10, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why single women are increasingly dispelling the traditional notion that buying a home follows love and marriage and prioritizing homeownership.

Why Approximately 66% of Americans are Protected from Shelter Inflation - EP 32

Why Approximately 66% of Americans are Protected from Shelter Inflation - EP 32

February 24, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain why homeowners are protected from shelter cost inflation, but potential home buyers are not, and how rising mortgage rates is likely to further reduce the historically low supply of homes for sale.

How the Federal Reserve Can, and Cannot, Influence the Housing Market - EP 31

How the Federal Reserve Can, and Cannot, Influence the Housing Market - EP 31

February 11, 2022

In this episode of the REconomy Podcast™ from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi explain how the Federal Reserve and tighter monetary policy may impact the housing market in 2022.

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.