Ralph DeFranco joins The Housing Hour with Kevin Rhea to discuss housing trends. Dr. DeFranco specifically discusses the trends across Tennessee from Memphis to Johnson City. Topics also include a look at the global economy including the mortgage interest rates and the potential impact of legislative policies.
About the author
Global Chief Economist, Arch Capital Services, Mortgage Group
Ralph DeFranco is the author of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review® (HaMMR℠), Arch MI’s quarterly report on the nation’s housing sector and the economic issues that affect it. His complementary housing webinars are popular, as are his charts and maps of local housing market conditions at archmi.com/hammr.
He leads the company’s internal forecasting of regional housing prices, stress scenarios and regional housing market risk. Ralph has both a Ph.D. in economics and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as experience in mortgage risk management at Chase and Freddie Mac.