Markets & Economy

Podcast: A fourth quarter economic update for real estate

Economist Steve Cook shares his Q4 insights

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This week our favorite economist, Steve Cook, the publisher and editor of "Real Estate Economy Watch," is back with his fourth quarter economic forecast. [audio mp3=""] Here’s what he will be covering: What the heck is happening with sales? Why rents are leveling off and home prices are not. How the down payment myth is blocking first-time buyers from purchasing. Why credit availability has actually increased. Why loan approval rates have jumped by 50 percent. Fourth quarter economic forecast -- the inventory is still the problem. Bernice Ross, CEO of, is a national speaker, author and trainer with over 1,000 published articles and two best-selling real estate books. Learn about her training programs at and Email Bernice Ross...