– Week of March 30–April 3, 2020 –

A valuable report was recently introduced by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), titled AEI Flash Housing Market Indicators. Using actionable data acquired from Optimal Blue, the AEI Housing Center is now able to provide near real-time Flash Housing Market Indicators (Flash HMI) on purchase loan rate lock volume, home price, credit, and cash-out refinance trends.

Released each Monday, the Flash HMIs will provide much-needed and timely insights on the single-family residential housing market convulsing from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). While Optimal Blue data is used, AEI’s Edward Pinto and Tobias Peter are solely responsible for the analysis contained therein.

AEI is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

Click here to view the Flash HMI.


Robert J. Brandt
Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Alliances
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