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In our rapidly shifting housing industry, expertise and insight are critical.

Fannie Mae’s 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 research findings in timely forecasts, analyses, and detailed reports.​


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Our Economic and Strategic Research team of economists, analysts, and strategists study every major aspect of housing and the economy. Get to know the experts behind our forecasts, analyses, and detailed reports.

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June 16, 2021

Inflation Risk Takes Center Stage as Strong Economic Growth Expected to Moderate

Economic growth expectations for full-year 2021 were revised modestly upward to 7.1 percent, one-tenth higher than the previous forecast, due to stronger-than-expected consumer spending data year to date, according to the June 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group.

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June 7, 2021

Consumer Perception of Homebuying Conditions Worsens as Affordability and Supply Issues Persist

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) remained relatively flat in May, increasing by 1.0 points to 80.0. Four of the HPSI’s six components increased month over month, most notably the components related to personal finance, as consumers reported a much greater sense of job security and improved household income compared to the same time last year.

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March 11, 2021

Lenders' Profit Outlook Dips as Mortgage Rates Rise and Competition Heats Up

The share of mortgage lenders expecting profit margins to decline in the months ahead increased for the second consecutive quarter, with an even greater share of lenders now expecting profit margins to decrease in the months ahead, according to Fannie Mae's Q1 2021 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.

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June 16, 2021

Laurel Davis
Laurel Davis

Senior Vice President – Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Over the last decade, Fannie Mae's Green Bond Business has built on our company’s mission to expand access to affordable housing through the support of more resilient and sustainable homes and properties across the country.

April 27, 2021

Malloy Evans
Malloy Evans

Senior Vice President, Single-Family Chief Credit Officer

Fannie Mae’s commitment to improving its risk management capabilities enabled our rapid deployment of prudent risk flexibilities to support the originations market as the pandemic and its impact unfolded.

April 22, 2021

Arthur Johnson
Arthur Johnson

Vice President, Single-Family Capital Markets

This Earth Day we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities.

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