Economic and Housing Market Updates with Sam Khater 2020


Freddie Mac Single-Family CRT brings you Economic and Housing Market Updates with Sam Khater, Vice President and Chief Economist, Economic and Housing Research.

Originally presented during Freddie Mac’s 2020 Investor Day Virtual Event on June 11, this informative session covers five main points:

  • Economy shrank by 5% in Q1 and is expected to contract by over 30 percent in Q2
  • Contraction is not just deep, but very broad and it impacts most industries
  • Employment remains 20 million below February but rebounding faster than expected
  • Daily economic transaction data suggest the economy hit bottom in mid-April and has been improving since 
  • Residential real estate demand declined at similar rates to broader economy, but housing market is recovering much faster



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