Research and Insights
Fannie Mae market intelligence helps you understand changes 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.
November 17, 2020
U.S. Economic Health Heavily Dependent on COVID-19 Path
The response by consumers and policymakers to rising COVID-19 case counts is likely to determine whether currently projected improvements to U.S. economic growth materialize, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group.
November 9, 2020
HPSI in Holding Pattern as Election Results Resolve and Pandemic Evolves
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) ticked up 0.7 points in October to 81.7, rising for the third consecutive month. Three of the six HPSI components increased month over month, with consumers reporting a more optimistic view of both homebuying and home-selling conditions, in addition to expecting mortgage rate declines.
September 10, 2020
Mortgage Lenders' Profit Margin Outlook Improves on Reported Continued Strength of Consumer Mortgage Demand
Mortgage lenders' profit margin outlook for the next three months increased even further due to strong consumer demand, according to Fannie Mae's Q3 2020 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. According to the third quarter survey, 48% of lenders believe profit margins will increase compared to the prior quarter, building on an already strong profit margin outlook, while 37% believe profits will remain the same and 15% believe profits will decrease.
October 20, 2020
Fannie Mae surveyed senior mortgage executives to better understand lender perspectives on market trends and to identify opportunities to streamline or enhance policy and process requirements in order to more effectively and efficiently manage condo project risks.
October 16, 2020
The COVID-19 health pandemic has had far-reaching effects across the globe. In this crisis, Fannie Mae’s job is to responsibly keep those impacted by the pandemic in their homes wherever possible.
September 10, 2020
We recently completed the issuance of our sixth “green” single-family mortgage-backed security transaction backed by loans financing newly constructed, energy efficient homes.
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