Research and Insights
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April 16, 2021
Rapid Acceleration in Economic Growth Expected as Social Restrictions Ease
Full-year 2021 real GDP growth expectations improved to 6.8 percent, including 9.1 percent annualized growth in the second quarter, due primarily to the continued easing of virus-related social restrictions and stimulus-driven consumer spending, according to the April 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group.
May 7, 2021
HPSI Dips as Consumers’ Pessimism Toward Homebuying Conditions Sets Survey Record
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased in April by 2.7 points to 79.0. Four of the HPSI’s six components decreased month over month, most notably the component related to home-buying conditions, which turned net negative for the first time in the survey’s history.
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.
April 27, 2021
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
This Earth Day we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities.
April 20, 2021
While a majority of lenders reported that working remotely improved productivity and lowered operating costs, post-pandemic, most lenders indicated a preference to employ a hybrid model utilizing a mix of remote and in-office workforces. Survey respondents noted that senior management and customer-…
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