Skip to main content
Aerial photo of neighborhood

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.​

 

Meet our team

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.

May 21, 2024

Higher Rate Environment Projected to Dampen Housing Activity Through 2024

Housing activity is expected to slow modestly compared to previous projections, if the broad upward movement in mortgage rates since the start of the year is sustained, according to the May 2024 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

Read current issue

June 7, 2024

Homebuying Sentiment Hits New Survey Low

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 2.5 points in May to 69.4 as the component measuring consumer attitudes toward homebuying conditions fell markedly, reaching an all-time survey low.

Read current issue

April 17, 2024

Home Prices Moved Up Another 1.7 Percent to Start the Year

Single-family home prices increased 7.4 percent from Q1 2023 to Q1 2024, up from the previous quarter's revised annual growth rate of 6.6 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

Read current issue

More perspectives

June 6, 2024

Devang Doshi
Devang Doshi

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets - Single-Family Products

Nick Sapirie
Nick Sapirie

Vice President, Capital Markets – Single-Family Products

Bryant Bednarek
Bryant Bednarek

Advisor, Capital Markets - Single-Family Products

The emergence of a pay-up for labeled social MBS securities has the potential to improve access to credit for the universe of Mission Index-eligible borrowers in the same way that the low balance spec pay-up supports lending to lower balance borrowers.

May 20, 2024

Cyndi Danko
Cyndi Danko

Senior Vice President and Single-Family Chief Credit Officer, Fannie Mae

Terri Merlino
Terri Merlino

Single-Family Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Freddie Mac

As disasters continue to increase in frequency and severity, and certain markets face availability concerns, it is important to ensure lenders and servicers have a clear understanding of the GSE requirements related to property insurance.

April 29, 2024

Katrina Jones
Katrina Jones

Vice President of Housing Equity Strategy & Impact

The work to make the housing system more fair and sustainable, whether you are a renter or a homeowner, is a multi-year effort that is embodied in Fannie Mae's mission and aligned to our long-term business strategy.

See all

Fannie Mae Developer Portal
Use the Public APIs on the Developer Portal to instantly access our Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) data, and other trusted U.S. housing, finance, and economic data – all in one place. Whatever your business, you can use the Developer Portal to explore key housing topics, understand trends, identify opportunities, and make data-driven decisions.