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U.S. Economic Outlook: December 2017

Peering into 2018: The Outlook for U.S. Housing Markets - Erosion of housing affordability likely to spread to more markets

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

A central theme for the 2018 housing market will be the continuing erosion of housing affordability, an issue that will permeate a growing list of American neighborhoods. Today housing affordability is already a major concern in many high-cost markets, and will spread to more moderate-cost places across the nation. Let’s look at the economic factors that we expect will...

U.S. Economic Outlook: November 2017

Home Equity Wealth at New High

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Dr. Nothaft Video Blog November

The latest flow-of-funds data from the Federal Reserve confirmed that home-equity wealth reached a new nominal high this year: $13.9 trillion at mid-2017, $0.5 trillion above the 2006 peak and more than double the $6.0 trillion amount at the trough of the Great Recession.[1]  While several factors will affect aggregate home equity,...

NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017

Business Economists Expect Interest Rates to Rise, Have Concerns on Health Care, Immigration and Foreign Trade Policies - NABE respondents opine that GSEs should be partly or fully privatized

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends

Federal Reserve

The National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE) semiannual Economic Policy Survey focused on some of the critical fiscal and monetary issues that policy makers currently face (NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017).  Conducted July 18-August...

U.S. Economic Outlook: September 2017

Canadians are largest foreign buyers in U.S.: Most homes were bought in Florida

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends, Videos

Dr N September Video

Nonresident foreign buyers purchased about 119,000 homes in the United States from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors, or about 2 percent of all homes sold.[1]  The largest number of nonresident buyers were from Canada, the second most from China and third most from Mexico.  Buyers from these...

Know Your Risk. Accelerate Your Recovery: Dr. Frank Nothaft Discusses the Potential Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Houston will be in recovery for many months or years.

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Dr. Frank Nothaft Hurricane Blog

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey two senior leaders from CoreLogic, Frank Nothaft and Stuart Pratt, discuss potential damage from the storm and the time it will take Houston and the greater metropolitan area to recover lost or damaged residential properties. Watch this video blog to learn basic information around residential vacancy rates and potential reconstruction efforts in...

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