FM Commentary

FM Commentary
February 11, 2016

American Housing Survey Data Show Changes in Multifamily Supply Are Unfavorable to Lower-Income Renters

by Nuno Mota
Economist, Economic & Strategic Research

Nuno Mota

The most recent American Housing Survey (AHS) data, for 2013, allow us to estimate the number of multifamily housing units (those in a building with five or more units) that were added and lost since the previous survey in 2011.

Replicating the methodology used in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Components of Inventory Change (CINCH) Reports, we estimate that both annual additions and losses from the multifamily housing stock have been trending ...Read more »

February 2, 2016

Serving Today's Mortgage Market: Adding Flexibility While Limiting Risk

by Jonathan Lawless
Vice President, Underwriting & Pricing Analytics

Jonathan Lawless

Fannie Mae is focused on working with our lenders to help them grow their businesses and reach new markets without adding incremental risks or costs to the industry.

Fannie Mae's HomeReady mortgage product helps lenders reach creditworthy low- to moderate-income borrowers through innovative product flexibilities designed to address the needs of today's borrowers ...Read more »

December 16, 2015

Could the Long Decline in Young-Adult Homeownership Be Nearing an End?

Patrick Simmons

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
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December 10, 2015

Survey Reveals Significant Gaps in Consumer Knowledge of the Requirements to Qualify for a Mortgage

Mark Palim

by Mark Palim
Vice President, Applied Economic and Housing Research
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December 3, 2015

Serving Creditworthy Borrowers in Today's Market

Jude Landis

by Jude Landis
Vice President, Single-Family Credit Policy and Risk Management
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November 6, 2014

Fannie Mae Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

by Tim Mayopoulos
President and CEO, Fannie Mae
October 15, 2014

Survey Shows Lenders Believe New Regulations Have Had "Significant" Impact on Their Business

by Li-Ning Huang
Senior Manager, Business Strategy, Economic & Strategic Research
October 14, 2014

The Return of Private Capital

by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
September 30, 2014

Young-Adult Housing Demand Continues to Slide, But Young Homeowners Experience Vastly Improved Affordability

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
December 23, 2013

Research Papers Analyze Key Aspects of Multifamily Mortgage Market

by Jeffery Hayward
Senior Vice President, Multifamily Mortgage Business
December 9, 2013

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth

by Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
December 5, 2013

Deconsolidation in the Primary Mortgage Market: A Temporary or Structural Trend?

by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
November 26, 2013

ELMORE Assists Struggling Florida Homeowners with their Reverse Mortgages

by Joy Cianci
Senior Vice President of Making Home Affordable® and Foreclosure Prevention