Items Tagged with 'chief economist'


  • Existing home sales crawl at slowest pace in two years

    Western region only major region to see uptick
    Existing home sales decreased for the fourth consecutive month in July, marking the slowest pace in growth during the last two years, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the continuous solid gains in home prices have now steadily reduced homebuyer demand.
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  • Sam Khater named vice president and chief economist at Freddie Mac

    Khater to lead Freddie Mac’s team of researchers
    Freddie Mac announced on Monday that housing and economics expert Sam Khater is joining the company as vice president and chief economist, where he will lead the GSE's researchers in providing insights and analysis on economic trends and policy issues affecting Freddie Mac and the housing market.  
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  • Here's what the spring housing market will look like this year

    Trulia Chief Economist: Expect this
    While spring homebuying might have started early this year, as famous Punxsutawney Phil confirmed without a shadow of a doubt at the beginning of February, this doesn’t mean you’re quite ready to add the title of homeowner to your name. To help in your deliberation, HousingWire talked to Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist with Trulia, to compile a list of five factors that define this year’s housing market.
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  • Radian selects Clifford Rossi as chief economist

    Will also serve as senior vice president
    In this position, Rossi will have responsibility over Radian’s research, forecasts, quantitative analysis and financial modeling of the company’s mortgage insurance portfolio, as well as the housing and mortgage markets.
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  • Housing — the economy's needy friend

    2 main concerns for housing
    "The housing market was the reliable buddy who would bail you out of jail or drive you home at the end of a wild night. But now, the housing market is the needy one in this relationship. The housing market needs the economy to pick up before it can recover,” Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson.
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