Ali Wolf is the chief economist for Zonda, the largest home building prop tech company in North America. As head of the economics department, Ali manages and analyzes the content for Zonda, runs special research projects, acts as a go-to advisor for the nation’s largest home builders, and presents nationwide covering topics across the housing market and wider economy. Ali is the creator of Zonda’s proprietary indices, including the New Home Pending Sales Index and the New Home Lot Supply Index. Prior to joining the Zonda team, Ali worked for another consultancy firm and was 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.
Zonda’s Ali Wolf and Tim Sullivan discuss how the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Federal Reserve policy, and ongoing inflation are contributing to overall economic uncertainty.
Zonda’s Ali Wolf and Tim Sullivan expect short-term economic growth but are keeping close tabs on inflationary impacts and rising affordability concerns.
Housing appears to be in a V-shaped recovery, though full stability is unlikely until the disease is contained.
The Meyers Research New Home Pending Sales Index rose to 101.6, up from 87.1 in April.
Ali Wolf and Tim Sullivan examine this week’s housing market trends, unexpected nonfarm payroll growth, and potential for future disruption.