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January 31, 2020

Macro Trends with Sam Khater

Housing contributes to about one-sixth of the U.S. economy through labor, construction, goods to furnish new units, as well as other indirect factors. Real estate is also a huge influencer of inflation, with the change in home prices accounting for about a third of U.S. inflation. Ultimately, the real estate market really impacts the average renter or homeowner, whether they know it or not. In this episode, Steve and Corey go macro and discuss the economy and how it ties in to the housing market with Sam Khater, chief economist at Freddie Mac.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 5:00 – Short and long-term trends
  • Chapter 2: 5:00 - 16:30 – Demographics and growth rates
  • Chapter 3: 16:30 - 22:00 – Severe long-term shortage in supply
  • Chapter 4: 22:00 - 25:00 – Single-family affordability
  • Chapter 5: 25:00 - 30:00 – Lower-income households
  • Chapter 6: 30:00 - end – The next ten years

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About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

Corey is the Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.

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