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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.

Learn about our Economic and Strategic Group 

Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan and the ESR Group won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy in 2022. Click here to be notified when new research is published.

February 23, 2024

Housing Activity Expected to Pick Up in 2024 as Rates Move Lower

Existing home sales and new single-family housing starts are expected to grow modestly in 2024 amid lower mortgage rates and slowly strengthening homebuyer sentiment, according to the February 2024 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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February 7, 2024

Mortgage Rate Optimism Hits Survey High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased 3.5 points in January to 70.7, its highest level since March 2022, due primarily to increased consumer confidence in job security and another significant jump in the share of consumers expecting mortgage rates to decrease.

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January 16, 2024

Home Price Growth Falls Further in Fourth Quarter

Single-family home prices increased 7.1 percent from Q4 2022 to Q4 2023, up from the previous quarter's revised annual growth rate of 5.1 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

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February 21, 2024

Jodi Horne
Jodi Horne

Director, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group (ESR) surveyed senior mortgage executives to gather input on existing condo project review requirements, and to help identify opportunities to streamline processes to better manage condo project risks.

February 1, 2024

Michele Evans

Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily

Jonathan Gross
Jonathan Gross

Vice President, Multifamily Strategy and Impact

About one-third of all households in the United States, or 45 million households, are renters. And their struggles are intensifying – and aren't just limited to their monthly rent bill.

January 23, 2024

Nick Sapirie
Nick Sapirie

Fannie Mae Vice President, Capital Markets – Single-Family Products

Barbara Pak
Barbara Pak

Freddie Mac Vice President, Single-Family Securitization

While supporting mortgage lenders and investors, we are also focused on addressing housing challenges that consumers face – including those that disproportionately burden lower- and moderate-income borrowers and renters.

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