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Research and Insights

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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October 15, 2021

Economic Growth Again Revised Downward Due to Supply Chain and Inflation Concerns

Global supply constraints continue to cap economic output amid growing inflationary and consumer-spending concerns, according to the October 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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October 7, 2021

High Home Prices Continue to Weigh on Homebuying Sentiment

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 1.2 points to 74.5 in September, as survey respondents continued to report divergent opinions of homebuying and home-selling conditions.

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September 9, 2021

Mortgage Lenders Less Bearish on Profit Margins, Expect Improved Refi Volumes

For the fourth consecutive quarter, a plurality of mortgage lenders expect near-term profitability to decrease, according to Fannie Mae's Q3 2021 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.

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October 13, 2021

Jodi Horne
Jodi Horne

Director, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

With a shortage of housing supply, it’s more important than ever for us to reaffirm our commitment to supporting sustainable homeownership in condo and co-op projects.

September 30, 2021

Stacey Shifman
Stacey Shifman

Senior Director, Single-Family Analytics and Modeling

Fannie Mae is finding innovative ways to responsibly increase access to credit, such as using positive rent payment data to assess mortgage eligibility.

September 23, 2021

Dana Brown
Dana Brown

Vice President, Multifamily Customer Engagement

With the higher cap, we will build on our commitment to address the growing need for quality affordable rental housing.

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