The Latest Update: July 20

On this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew," Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, dives into the most recent National Housing Survey results which tell us a lot about consumer confidence both pre- and post-COVID and whether or not they feel this is a good time to buy or sell a home. The results might surprise you.

July 13

On this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew," Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, analyzes several aspects of the housing market to see how it has fared over the past 16 weeks amid COVID-19.

July 6

On this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew", Matthew Gardner discusses what is needed to motivate more Millennials to buy and the important role they play in the long-term health of the US housing market.

June 29

On this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew", Matthew Gardner discusses housing affordability and how he believes that despite the impact of COVID-19, affordability issues will remain and may actually get worse as we move forward.

June 22

In this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew", Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, dives into the high frequency data sets that he uses to help determine where the US economy is at with emerging from the impacts of COVID-19. Hint: there's progress, but we aren't out of the woods yet.

June 15

Twelve weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic and we are certainly seeing the impact it has had on the housing market. Today’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew” covers home prices now, and what to expect for the rest of 2020.

June 8

Twelve weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic and we are certainly seeing the impact it has had on the housing market. Today’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew” covers home prices now, and what to expect for the rest of 2020.

June 1

Now that things have settled down somewhat following the initial impact of COVID-19, Matthew dives into the topic of mortgage rates. Will they go below 3%? Matthew discusses this and the factors that have formed his updated 2020 and 2021 mortgage rate forecast.

May 18

In this week’s episode of Mondays with Matthew, Matthew Gardner kicks off a series of episodes in which he answers questions from his followers. The first deals with how COVID-19 could impact where buyers want to live, especially in more urban markets.

May 11

In this week’s episode of Mondays with Matthew, Matthew Gardner kicks off a series of episodes in which he answers questions from his followers. The first deals with how COVID-19 could impact where buyers want to live, especially in more urban markets.

May 4

​On this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew" Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses mortgage forbearance and whether it will help or hurt the US housing market. ​

April 27

This week on “Mondays with Matthew” Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner addresses the growing concern that the housing market is heading towards a repeat of the 2008 meltdown.

April 20

Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the past two decades of the new home construction market and then discusses his predictions for this segment of the market going forward.

April 13

Matthew Gardner concludes his two-part series analyzing the mortgage market. Matthew breaks down the impact of COVID-19 on 30-year-mortgages and gives an updated 2020 interest rate forecast.

APRIL 6

Matthew Gardner dives into part one of his two-part series analyzing the mortgage market. Today, Matthew evaluates the substantial impact COVID-19 has had on jumbo mortgages.

MARCH 30

What does COVID-19 really mean for the economy and housing to be in a COVID-19 induced recession? (Hint: it's not all bad news).

MARCH 23

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ABOUT MATTHEW GARDNER

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As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 30 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K.

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Matthew sits on the Washington State Governors Council of Economic Advisors; chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures in real estate economics.