Most signs positive for the US housing market, says Zillow chief economist Svenja Maarit Gudell

  • Gudell says it's a great time to buy, with high rents and an affordable for-sale market.
  • She is optimistic about the housing market, with some caveats.
  • Rate hikes will not damper the market, and negative equity keeps listings supply low.

SvenjaZillow Chief Economist Svenja Maarit Gudell takes both a light-hearted and serious look at the data that tells where the housing market is headed in her interview with publisher Brad Inman.

Prior to joining Zillow, Gudell did economic, financial and strategy consulting for Analysis Group and was an Assistant Economist in the Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester, a Master of Arts in Economics from New York University, a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Rochester.