Sam Khater

Deputy Chief Economist

Sam Khater is the Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services. He is responsible for analysis and commentary on the real estate and mortgage markets and is regularly quoted by trade publications and national news outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, etc.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, he was a Sr. Economist at Fannie Mae in the Economics and Housing and Community Development divisions. His responsibilities included economic, mortgage and housing finance policy research and analysis. Before joining Fannie Mae, he was an Economist at the National Association of Realtors and he was in charge of producing economic and housing forecasts.

Sam obtained a Master’s in Network Economics from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Finance from George Mason University. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA).

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Truth or Consequences

Sitting on the banks of the Rio Grande is Truth or Consequences, a New Mexico town formerly known as Hot Springs but renamed after a television game show to increase tourism in the city. When analyzing housing prices, many analysts proceed through truth or consequences moments due to the large variety of home price data […]

Real Estate C(r)ash Sales

The Great Recession led to a surge in cash sales that heavily contributed to the stabilization and recovery in the residential market. Over the past two years however, cash sale shares peaked and are currently receding. Going forward, for the market to continue to recover, trade up and first time home buyers have to replace […]

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