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September 15, 2021

Pandemic Housing Shifts with Sam Khater

The pandemic has had a profound impact on both single and multifamily housing and we’ve seen large shifts in market fundamentals, property prices and where people are choosing to live. In this episode, Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater is back to talk about macro and microeconomic trends in the housing market and some of the implications for rental housing.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 – Migration trends and unemployment
  • Chapter 2: 9:00 – Single-family market and affordability
  • Chapter 3: 16:00 – Employment trends
  • Chapter 4: 20:00 – Rental markets
  • Chapter 5: 27:00 – Supply and slowing population growth

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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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