A recent research study from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group investigates the future of housing in America based on consumer attitudes toward renting and homeownership. Data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey provides insights into whether current renters, particularly those in the younger generation, aspire to become homeowners and when they expect to achieve the goal of homeownership.
Fannie Mae's Topic Analysis Reports provide deeper insights into one or more housing issues based on the compilation of three monthly National Housing Survey samples. The National Housing Survey polls more than 1,000 homeowners and renters each month to assess their attitudes toward owning and renting a home, the current state of their household finances, views on the U.S. housing finance system, and overall confidence in the economy. The three monthly survey studies that make up any given Topic Analysis Report are identical in wording and placement of questions.
On this webpage you will find a link to an FM Commentary from Sarah Shahdad, Economic & Strategic Research Analyst, that provides key insights from the study results, as well as a survey results deck, a data summary of responses to questions asked, technical notes providing in-depth information about the survey methodology, the questionnaire used for the survey, and a comparative assessment of the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey and other consumer surveys.
Downloads and Related Links
Presentation About National Housing Survey Topic Analysis Focus (PDF)
Data Summary (PDF)