Items Tagged with 'Danielle Hale'


  • From HW Magazine

    2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Danielle Hale

    Chief Economist,
    Danielle Hale is a recognized expert in the residential housing market. As chief economist for, Hale provides real estate market insight to major media outlets, translating trends to highlight how the data impacts consumers.
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  • This could happen to Queens' housing market if Amazon jumps ship

    Reports claim Amazon might be reconsidering Queens as its HQ2 location
    Last week, news broke that Amazon is reconsidering its decision to bring its HQ2 to New York after various politicians and community members vocalized their disdain for Amazon's big move. As pressure mounts, an important question hangs in the balance: What will happen to the metro's housing market if Amazon decides to jump ship?
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  • U.S. economy adds 304,000 jobs in January

    Wages for private non-farm payrolls rise to $27.56
    The unemployment rate rose to 4% in January, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni said although the partial government shutdown may have temporarily increased the unemployment rate, this pace of job creation will continue to support higher wages, which will likely support strong housing demand.
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  • Housing market off to slow start in January

    Data indicates 15% of U.S. listings experienced a price cut this month
    New data from indicates that the housing market is off to a slow start, as 15% of U.S. listings experienced a price cut in January. Chief Economist Danielle Hale said that although the market is slowing, "it’s important to remember that we’re coming off of four straight years of inventory declines that pushed the market to a record low availability of homes for sale."
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit 7-year high

    Coastal markets see price deceleration
    Mortgage rates have now reached a seven-year high, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the strength of the economy, strong business activity and employment growth are responsible for the climb.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip slightly

    Entry-level inventory shortage bigger deterrence than mortgage rates
    Mortgage rates dipped slightly this week according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said despite higher mortgage rates, the monthly mortgage payment remains affordable.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slightly increase

    Rates are expected to rise, put downward pressure on purchasing activity
    Mortgage rates reversed course this week, rising slightly across the board, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said While higher borrowing costs will keep some people out of the market, buyers with more flexibility could take advantage of the decreased competition.
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  • New home sales fall, highlighting Southeastern storms' impact

    Sales of new single-family homes down 13.2% from last year
    New home sales declined in September, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said today’s disappointing new home sales numbers can be attributed to September storms in the Southeast and increasing homebuilding costs.
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  • Fannie Mae: Homebuyer sentiment falls slightly in September

    The HPSI decreases 0.3 percentage points to 87.7
    Mortgage rates and household income contributed to a slight decrease in homebuyer sentiment, according to the latest data from by Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Doug Duncan said perceptions of high home prices and expectations for rising mortgage rates continue to weigh on potential homebuyers.
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