Ali Wolf

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Ali Wolf 

Manager, Housing Economics

Ali Wolf is the Manager of Housing Economics for Meyers Research LLC. As head of the Economics Department, Ali manages and analyzes the content for Zonda, provides data analytics, runs special research projects, and does presentations across the country on topics spanning both the housing market and the wider economy. Ali’s specialty is understanding Millennials.

Prior to joining the Meyers team, Ali headed macro, regional, and metro-level monthly economic reports at John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Ali was also a researcher for both the Canadian and UK Parliaments.

Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance.

Ali’s Blog Posts

A Look At The Markets Impacted By Hurricane Irma

Mother Nature turned the lives upside-down for residents of two of the most populous states. Texas is still dealing with the repercussions of Hurricane Harvey, and businesses are gradually getting

How Will Houston’s Housing Recover?

Hurricane Harvey blasted through the Texas Gulf Coast over the last week, dropping almost 52 inches of rain in the Houston area alone. That rainfall—producing more water than in an …

What Do Tampa, Las Vegas, & Dallas Have In Common?

The results are in for the top selling new home counties across the country, and Texas and the Southwest dominate. The chart below shows where homes have been delivered to …

The Amazon Effect & Your Secret Housing Niche

 

Amazon is modifying the way we live our lives, from changing the landscape of retail, to introducing grocery stores without checkout lines and altering our perception of a smart

Meyers Research Raises $500K For HomeAid To Combat Homelessness

Meyers Research has partnered with HomeAid America to shine light upon and rally more support for building shelters in communities around the country. Last week’s Housing Market Outlook event hosted …

Finally! The Comeback Of The Bubble Markets

Good and Hot. Perhaps those are two words you didn’t think you’d hear when talking about the quintessential bubble markets, but that’s what we are finally seeing. Celebrating the …

The Spring Selling Season Is Hotter Than You’d Guess

We expected the 2017 spring selling season to be hot, but it was hard to anticipate how hot it would actually be. A few of our employees have been house …

Rising Rates & Affordability: Should You Be Worried?

After two weeks of signaling change could come, the Fed decided to raise short-term interest rates again today; this is the third time in a decade (the other two were …

The Eastern US Dominates For Millennial Homeownership

There are a lot of factors contributing the low homeownership rate, including the lowest level of housing supply since 1999 and 5 consecutive years of home price appreciation. Not to

The Perennial Millennial: 3 Key Things To Know

Millennials, the largest living generation, will shape the housing market for years to come. This group provides a huge opportunity for homebuilders, and we want to help you better understand …

The Fed Does It Again

It was one year ago this month that the Fed changed policy and increased short-term interest rates by 25 basis points. Since then, we’ve been reading between the lines of

Colorado Passes The Bong: How The Stoner Economy Can Change Cali

Now that the dust has settled from last month’s election, we can take a step back and review another outcome: the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, Nevada, Maine, and …

President-Elect Trump: What Does The Election Change For Housing?

Many of us know well the statistics on how strong the labor market is and how it’s been growing consistently for years. The issue, one that became incredibly apparent in

Silicon Hills & Silicon Valley Have This In Common

They say “Everything’s bigger in Texas”, and when it comes to new home closings, they may be right. Our Manager of Housing Economics, Ali Wolf, looked at closings over

Millennials, Intellectuals, and Politicians

Your take on the DC MSA totally depends on perspective; some will tell you the city is the strongest in the region, while others will highlight reasons for concern. Whichever …

Some Homeowners Are Still Prisoners In Their Homes

 We are nearly 7 years into the economic expansion, yet for some metros, returning to peak existing home pricing is a long way off. Of the nearly 100 metros we …

We Added More Jobs Last Year Than Previously Thought

The end of March was an important time for data geeks and economists alike – the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their annual benchmark revisions for Metropolitan Statistical Area …

Housing Spotlight: Santa Clara County

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Big Square Footage Or Short Commute? Bay Area Buyers Cannot Have Both

Bay Area home price appreciation carries on unabated. Rising prices are fueled on the demand side by jobs created from the diverse economy (it’s not just tech) and the desirability …

OPEC, Houston, And Today’s Historically Low Oil Prices

The rebalancing in the oil commodities market is a ways off, which means more pain for the Houston economy. When oil prices started dropping in mid-2014, not even the best …

6 Predictions For 2016

Looking back on the housing market in 2015 through a post-Recession lens, it was a decent year, and we expect 2016 to bring just a modest improvement. In 2015, home …

5 Top Markets Impacted By New Loan Limits

Throughout 2015, industry executives cited mortgage loan limit caps as a major headwind to growing their origination volume. Data released yesterday from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed that the Federal

Keep Calm, It’s Only 25 BPS

Today marks the end of an era, as the Federal Reserve decided to lift its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade. This news garnered endless …

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Ali’s News Coverage

Inside the mind of a first-time homebuyer

Ali Wolf champions more education for potential first-time buyers about how the process works to give them a better idea of what’s actually affordable and ultimately encourage them to buy.…

How single-family rentals are changing the path to homeownership

Reacting to the dearth of housing inventory, the single-family rental business is a viable option for many first-time buyers priced out of homeownership. Even still, our Millennial survey shows that …

New home sales up 4% in top markets

Data closing out the first half of the year shows a sizable quarter-over-quarter increase in new home sales. Ali Wolf explains the trend we saw in the spring selling season …

What will it take for more millennials to own homes?

Construction Dive highlights Ali Wolf’s research which reports just because millennials aren’t looking to buy a home right now doesn’t mean they don’t want to buy one at all.…

These Are The Top 5 Markets For New Home Sales

Our Manager of Housing Economics, Ali Wolf, outlines the top markets for new home sales.…

Why (and When) Millennials Will Own Homes

Millennials know best what they think about housing. Construction Dive highlights an interactive session hosted by Ali Wolf, our Manager of Housing Economics, exploring homeownership from the Millennials’ perspective.…

IBS 2017 Meet Our Speakers Series: Ali Wolf

Ali Wolf, Manager of Housing Economics discusses the thesis of her upcoming talk with IBS 2017 team: what are the different pockets of Millennials and what do they want in …

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