Research & Insights

Fannie Mae's market intelligence will help you understand what's happening in the housing and economic environment today, and what it might signal for tomorrow.

Our expert economists, analysts, and strategists study every major aspect of housing and the economy and publish their findings in timely forecasts, analyses, and detailed reports. Subject-matter experts across the company also share their insights in our Fannie Mae Perspectives, covering important trends and opportunities facing our industry.

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Featured Research

Economic and Housing Outlook

Economic Growth Expectations Improve Slightly, Remain Tied to Broader COVID-19 Recovery
July 14, 2020
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Economic and Housing Outlook

National Housing Survey

Housing Confidence Gaining Steam After Nearing Survey Low
July 7, 2020
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Housing Survey

Economic & Housing Weekly Note

Historic GDP Report Underscores Depth of the Recession
July 31, 2020
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Economic & Housing Weekly Note

Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey

Mortgage Lenders' Demand Expectations for Purchase Mortgages Fall Significantly but Remain Stable and Strong for Refinances
June 11, 2020
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Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey

Special Topic

Lenders describe COVID-19-related challenges and business priorities
June 29, 2020
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Special Topic

Impact of Digital Innovation on Lender Workforce, Now and Looking Forward
May 13, 2020
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Forecast

Our Economic & Strategic Research Group provides input on mortgage and economic trends on a monthly and weekly basis. The monthly outlook includes the Economic and Housing Forecasts, Economic Developments Commentary, and Multifamily Market Commentary. The weekly note is a brief snapshot of current macroeconomic and housing data.

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Surveys

Fannie Mae strives to serve as an industry benchmark for insights into the attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors shaping the current and future state of the housing market. We apply the highest standards in market research and analysis, using surveys and other methods to listen to consumers, lenders, and other industry participants.

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Publications

Our analysts mine key data sources for insights into recent market developments and potential outcomes, and also engage with industry partners who bring their expertise to bear on important in-depth analyses.

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Perspectives

Executives and other subject-matter experts across Fannie Mae share their views on important issues, trends, and opportunities in the housing and mortgage finance industry.

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The Exchange™ data and API platform

The Exchange is a free public data platform that provides access to trusted U.S. housing, finance, and economic data – all in one place. The application programming interfaces (APIs) on The Exchange give organizations of any size the ability to analyze and visualize statistics and data on U.S. housing.

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The Exchange

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