Len Kiefer

Helping people understand the economy, housing and mortgage markets


  1. Comparing recent periods of mortgage rate increases

    In this post we compare recent periods of mortgage rate increases. We'll remix a chart and try out some alternatives to visualize periods of rising rates.

  2. Majestic mortgage rate plot

    COME AND MAKE A MAJESTIC MORTGAGE RATE PLOT WITH ME. We'll use R to make a fun plot showing just how low mortgage rates in the U.S. are relative to historical averages.

  3. Mortgage rates are low!

  4. What time is it? Time for tibbletime!

  5. Analyzing mortgage data with R

  6. Mortgage loan size distributions

  7. Mortgage origination trends

  8. Housing market update September 2017

  9. Mortgage Rate Kandinsky

  10. Of kernels and beeswarms: Comparing the distribution of house values to household income