FM Commentary

FM Commentary
August 28, 2015

House Price Declines May Be In Store for Some Oil-Producing States: A Repeat of the 1980s?

by Eric Brescia
Economic & Strategic Research Group

Eric Brescia

With oil prices continuing to fall over the past month, the notion of "lower prices for longer" is increasingly becoming the consensus view. As a result, the prospect of an oil bust draws comparisons to the past slump of the 1980s.

This new edition of Housing Insights from Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group projects cumulative five-year (2014-2019) house price growth "drags" caused by this past year’s oil price decline for 10 oil-producing states ...Read more »

August 21, 2015

Millennials Look to Income Improvements as Key to Unlocking Homeownership

by Sarah Shahdad
Strategic Planning Analyst
Economic & Strategic Research Group

Sarah Shahdad

Housing and demographics are inextricably linked. Speculating on the preferences of millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history according to some estimates, is a daily occurrence in the media.

Our National Housing Survey (NHS) data indicates that millennial renters today have as much desire to own a home as the general population of renters. According to NHS data, the substantial majority of renters age 25-34 say that owning makes ...Read more »

August 20, 2015

Baby Boomers Are Not Leaving Their Single-Family Homes for Apartments

Patrick Simmons

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning
Economic & Strategic Research Group

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August 6, 2015

Fannie Mae Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Tim Mayopoulos

by Tim Mayopoulos
President and CEO, Fannie Mae
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August 3, 2015

Invisible Equity: Do Homeowners See How Much Home Equity They Are Sitting On?

Steve Deggendorf and James Wilcox

by Steve Deggendorf and Professor James Wilcox
Economic & Strategic Research Group; University of California, Berkeley
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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