We are Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com, and George Ratiu, Senior Economist ＆ Manager of Economic Research at Realtor.com; and Nicole Friedman, housing reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Realtor.com, along with the Wall Street Journal, recently released the sixth edition of The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index, highlighting the top emerging housing markets in the U.S., as well as the ebb and flow of the economic recovery, demographic shifts and real estate dynamics reflected in metro-level data.
Danielle joined Realtor.com in 2017 and leads the team of the industry’s top analysts and economists with the goal of providing deeper and broader housing insights to people throughout the home journey, industry professionals and thought leaders. George joined Realtor.com in 2019, and often explores trends in global economies, real estate markets, technology, consumer demographics and investments. Nicole joined the WSJ in 2013 and has covered the U.S. housing market since 2020. She written a lot about the housing boom of the past two years, including how it’s different from the last boom, the role millennials buyers are playing and how supply-chain issues are affecting home builders. In recent months she’s reported on the slowing housing market and affordability challenges for home buyers. News Corp, parent of Realtor.com, operates The Wall Street Journal.
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