Economic & Strategic Research Overview

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Economic & Strategic Research Overview

Understanding the Housing Market

Fannie Mae offers reports and analyses that help our industry partners better understand the views of homeowners and renters across the country. They also help us work to stabilize the housing market in the near term and bring value to the market in the future. 

Our housing market research includes information and analyses on the state of the housing and mortgage industries, consumer and demographic insights, economic and mortgage market analysis and trends, and forecasts.

Economic & Housing Outlook

Review mortgage and economic trends each month. The Economic Outlook includes the Economic Developments Commentary, Economic and Housing Forecasts, and Multifamily Market Commentary. Learn more

Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey

The Fannie Mae Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey, which debuted in March 2014, is a quarterly industry attitudinal survey among senior executives, such as CEOs and CFOs, of Fannie Mae's lending institution partners. The survey is designed to provide insights into current lending activities and market expectations. Each quarter, the survey covers regular tracking questions such as consumer mortgage demand and lenders' credit standards and profit margin outlook, as well as topical questions that cover industry important and emerging topics. Learn more

National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators

The Fannie Mae Monthly National Housing Survey polls homeowners and renters to assess their sentiment 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 survey was designed to gain a better understanding of current attitudes toward housing and to track changes in these attitudes. Learn more

Consumer Research & Analysis

In addition to the National Housing Survey (NHS) Monthly Indicators, Fannie Mae conducts and shares various types of research using our primary consumer data collected through the NHS and other methods to help support the housing market and lay the foundation for a better housing finance system. Learn more

Housing Insights Series

Fannie Mae's Housing Insights series examines the characteristics of key data sources and mines them for insights into recent market developments. Learn more