Paul Dales joined Capital Economics soon after it was founded in 1999 and after 10 years as a key member of the UK economics team he now covers the US economy with Paul Ashworth and heads up the US housing service. He holds degrees in Banking & Finance and Economics from Loughborough and London universities and the FSA recognised Securities Institute Diploma.
In 2011, Paul was named Bloomberg's US house price forecaster of the year. And in 2010, he was placed 5th out of the 104 forecasters in the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey.
One of the topics of the moment is whether or not Congress will bring back the homebuyer tax credit. But this misses the point. The real issue is whether another tax credit would solve the housing crisis in one fell swoop. The short answer is that it wouldn't.
Every day, people in your community are looking for a new place to call home. But in the age of the digital shift, they are now getting most of that information from their mobile devices rather than more traditional sources.