Logan Mohtashami on housing’s V-shaped recovery completion
Today’s Daily Download episode features an interview with HousingWire Lead Analyst, Logan Mohtashami. In this episode, Mohtashami provides an update on an article he wrote in April, which lists the five economic and/or social landmarks that we would need to pass that help the industry better understand the recovery and how the housing market is performing.
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For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
The fiscal calendar, a mainstay of marking economic activity, has served little purpose in COVID America. Where it once provided a structure by which to analyze balance sheets and economic trends, in these virus-directed times, it has become a vestigial anomaly like the little toe or the appendix of the human body.
In order to understand the economic performance of various sectors during these times, we need to abide by the dictates of the virus. For this reason, I divided 2020 into this economic-timeline into three phases: Before COVID (BC), After the onset of the Disease (AD), and America is Back (AB).
In a previous article, I wrote about five economic and/or social landmarks that we would need to pass in order to determine that we had exited the AD phase and entered the AB recovery phase. This serves as a report card on that recovery with a final word about the U.S. housing market.
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HousingWire articles covered in this episode: