Red hot is a good way to characterize the recent housing boom in America. Fortunately the fundamentals seem better aligned to avoid the crash which we experienced a little over a decade ago. Mortgages are stricter, down payments are higher and the tight supply of housing is supporting prices. Ken H. Johnson is a real estate economist at Florida Atlantic University. On this podcast we explore the reasons behind the rush on properties with ‘for sale’ signs in the front yard to better understand the market and what it means for you as either a prospective seller or buyer. The conversation is punctuated by Professor Johnson’s insights as to how to look at real estate as an investment and judge what your strategies should be. This podcast is perfect for an experienced homeowner or a first time buyer.