The Housing Forecast
Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), was in CWHBA territory on Friday to give a presentation related to the latest Housing Forecast.
Originally scheduled for both Wenatchee and Yakima, the Wenatchee area event had to be cancelled due to unfortunate travel issues. However, Dr. Dietz has made both presentations available – linked at the bottom of this article.
Dr. Dietz provided an overview of economic and housing market conditions with an eye on residential construction impacts. He reviewed national and local macroeconomic factors affecting housing demand, industry-level detail on supply-side headwinds that are limiting construction sector growth and detailed NAHB’s economic forecast. He also explored policy issues that affect housing supply and demand.
While in the area, he also visited with:
Newstalk KIT 1280 (listen to that interview by clicking here).
The Yakima Herald (read that story by clicking here).
KIMA TV in Yakima
Dr. Dietz shared both his Yakima and intended Wenatchee presentation.
About Dr. Robert Dietz: As Chief Economist for NAHB, his responsibilities include housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. He has testified before Congress on housing, economic and tax issues. He is a leading expert on home construction analysis and trends and has been cited and appeared on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and other news media. Robert is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.