Items Tagged with 'Recession'


  • These housing markets may see a downturn in looming recession

    While housing market most likely won't see massive upheaval, there are few who are vulnerable
    With a possible recession on the horizon, some believe that the real estate market will neither be the cause nor will the impact be as substantial as it was last time around, but that doesn't mean that housing will go unscathed. According to Redfin, there are some metros that are more vulnerable than others to a housing downturn. 
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  • Housing News Podcast: Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan explores the future of housing

    Listen to the season finale
    Each week, HousingWire interviews financial services experts who can help make sense of the latest headlines, sponsored by our partners at Blend. This week, Doug Duncan, the chief economist at Fannie Mae, closes out season one of the Housing News Podcast with a bang. Duncan takes a look at several industry hot topics ranging from the nation's lack of housing supply to its changing demographics. Additionally, Duncan discusses the likelihood of an economic recession and what that could mean for the housing industry. 
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  • This is how home shoppers feel about the possible recession

    The number of homebuyers putting their search on hold is increasing
    More than half of the people currently searching for a home say they will put their search on hold until the economy recovers, according to More and more homebuyers expect a recession in the next three years, yet remain optimistic that it will be weaker than the Great Recession.
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  • Americans are brimming with confidence, despite trade wars and recession signs

    "The first half of the movie wasn't that scary," a Wells Fargo economist explains
    You need a lot of confidence to buy a big-ticket item like a home. And, Americans were brimming with assurance this month about the economy and the labor market. The Conference Board’s gauge of present conditions jumped to 177.2 for August, the highest reading in almost 19 years, according to a report on Tuesday. That left a lot of economists scratching their heads.
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  • Recession won't create "fire sale" for housing

    Next contraction will be kinder, gentler than 2008
    Nearly 40% of economic experts believe a recession will begin in 2020, while 25% anticipate one starting in 2021, according to But, "don’t panic," the website advises. "This is going to be a much shorter recession than the last one," said George Ratiu,’s senior economist. "I don't think the next recession will be a repeat of 2008."
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  • Self-fulfilling prophecy? One expert says fear of a recession could lead to one

    Recession hype could accelerate economic slowdown
    Increasing anxieties over a recession could be the cause of the next recession, according to Analyticom President Dan Geller, developer of the theory of money anxiety. Geller’s theory explains that an increase in money anxiety can lower consumer confidence and cause a recession by reducing consumer consumption by just 5%.
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  • Economists say 2020 recession likely, but housing market won't be the cause

    But that doesn't mean that housing will escape unscathed
    The United States set a record for the longest economic expansion this month, but this is forecasted to end in 2020. According to a panel of housing experts and economists, the next recession is likely to happen next year, but housing won't be the cause, unlike last time. But that doesn't mean the housing market will be immune to the effects.
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  • Housing News Podcast: Mortgage marketing in a low interest rate environment

    Listen to this week's latest episode, featuring the Mortgage Market Expert
    Each week, HousingWire interviews financial services experts who can help make sense of the latest headlines, sponsored by our partners at Blend. This week, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage's Vice President of Development and Regional Manager Phil Treadwell explains how mortgage professionals can best navigate a low interest rate environment.
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  • Barron's: The International Monetary Fund downgrades its 2019 forecast as economic pessimism grows

    82% of 307 insurance executives polled say they expect a recession by 2021
    Mounting geopolitical headwinds have intensified fears of an oncoming economic recession, especially as the nation's housing market, which is a significant indicator of overall economic health, has slowed to concerning levels. As the economy cools off in several sectors, the International Monetary Fund has downgraded its 2019 forecast.
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