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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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January 19, 2022

The Economy and Housing to Turn Toward 'New Normal' in 2022

The housing market and larger economy are expected to enter a "new normal" in 2022 as the unprecedented market disturbances and policy responses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic subside, according to the January 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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January 7, 2022

Softening HPSI May Portend Slower Housing Market in 2022

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 0.5 points to 74.2 in December, as consumers continued to report substantially divergent views of homebuying and home-selling conditions.

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December 15, 2021

Lenders Foresee Return to a More 'Normal' Housing Market in 2022

For the fifth consecutive quarter, a plurality of mortgage lenders expect near-term profitability to decrease, according to Fannie Mae's Q4 2021 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.

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January 12, 2022

PJ McCarthy
PJ McCarthy

Vice President, Single-Family Affordable Lending and Housing Equity

Fannie Mae believes that foundational education is the best first step to enable aspiring homebuyers to be successful – helping to ensure they are informed, empowered, and prepared to buy a home they can afford for the long term.

January 6, 2022

Mark Palim
Mark Palim

Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

As part of the Q2 2021 National Housing Survey® (NHS), we asked both homeowners and renters about the information they’re most interested in as they prepare for, and embark on, the homeownership and mortgage journey, as well as the information sources most useful to them.

December 22, 2021

Michele Evans

Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily

Green financing benefits Fannie Mae and the broader housing finance system because it promotes cost-effective properties for owners, and more sustainable housing communities overall.

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