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Daryl Fairweather

Daryl Fairweather is the chief economist of Redfin. Prior to joining Redfin she was a senior economist at Amazon working on problems related to employee engagement and managing a team of analysts. During the housing crisis, Daryl worked as a researcher at the Boston Fed studying why homeowners entered foreclosure. Daryl received her Bachelor's of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her Ph.D. and Master's degrees in economics at the University of Chicago where she specialized in behavioral economics. Follow her on Twitter @FairweatherPhD.

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Millennials are Thriving—Personally and Professionally—in These Five Cities

Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Detroit Have among the Highest Rates of Millennial Homeownership and Business Ownership In many coastal metros, millennials have a hard time saving up enough money to own a home or start a business. But inland, where homes and costs of living are more affordable, millennials are able to lay …

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Why Do 2020 Presidential Candidates Want to Change Zoning?

In the second in a series of blog posts examining candidates’ housing policies, Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather breaks down the zoning proposals put forward by Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang 2020 presidential candidates are advocating for changes to zoning laws as a way to combat the housing affordability crisis. Senator Cory Booker …

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Rent Relief: Pros and Cons of a Housing Affordability Policy Proposed by Two 2020 Presidential Candidates

In the first in a series of blog posts examining candidates’ housing policies, Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather breaks down rent relief, put forward by both Kamala Harris and Cory Booker What is rent relief? Two of the latest Democrats to announce they are running for president have advocated for rent relief. Kamala Harris and …

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Redfin’s 2019 Predictions: Housing market will be coolest we have seen in years, but homeownership will continue to rise

We predict that the housing market will continue to cool into the first half of 2019. Inventory will rise back up to 2017 levels, and price growth, while likely still positive, will be the lowest we’ve seen since 2014 or possibly even 2011. Investors and house-flippers will back away from the cooling market, and real …

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Redfin Housing Demand Index Posts Strong Gain from August to September

Still, Housing Demand Remains Double Digits Below Last Year’s Levels Most of Monthly Increase in Homebuyer Activity is Seen in the Touring Stage, with Offer Growth Lagging The Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 5.1 percent from August to 131 in September, after remaining essentially flat around 124 since May. The month-over-month increase in demand was …

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