Principal, Economist, Office of the Chief Economist
Archana Pradhan holds the position of principal, economist as part of the Office of the Chief Economist at CoreLogic. With years of experience in housing economics, applied econometrics and spatial analysis, she is responsible for analyzing housing and mortgage markets.
Prior to joining CoreLogic, she was program manager and senior research analyst at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. She earned her doctorate in natural resource economics from West Virginia University.
Between December 2020 and March 2022 the average mortgage rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped up by 149 basis points or 1.49%, whereas rates on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages increased by only 40 basis points for the same period. This increase in mortgage rate on FRM is incentivizing buyers to take out ARMs.