Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group provides analysis of current and historical data, and forecasts economic trends in the housing and mortgage-finance markets.
Economic & Housing Outlook
Provided by Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group
The monthly Economic Outlook includes the Economic Developments Commentary, Economic Forecast, and Housing Forecast – which detail interest rate movement, the housing market, the mortgage market, and the overall economic climate.
- March News Release
- March Economic Developments (PDF)
- March Economic Forecast (PDF)
- March Housing Forecast (PDF)
- March Multifamily Market Commentary (PDF)
Fannie Mae Receives Top Honors for Most Accurate Forecast
In 2016, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group won the NABE Outlook Award presented annually for the most accurate GDP and Treasury note yield forecasts. The ESR Group also won the award in 2015, marking the first back-to-back win in the history of the award. In addition, the Group was awarded Pulsenomics’ best home price forecast, and the Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey™ ranked the Fannie Mae team number one among more than 100 distinguished economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts.
Opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views of Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group included in these materials should not be construed as indicating Fannie Mae's business prospects or expected results, are based on a number of assumptions, and are subject to change without notice. How this information affects Fannie Mae will depend on many factors. Although the ESR Group bases its opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views on information it considers reliable, it does not guarantee that the information provided in these materials is accurate, current, or suitable for any particular purpose. Changes in the assumptions or the information underlying these views could produce materially different results. The analyses, opinions, estimates, forecasts, and other views published by the ESR Group represent the views of that Group as of the date indicated and do not necessarily represent the views of Fannie Mae or its management.