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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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November 18, 2021

Inflation Remains Primary Macroeconomic Concern, as Fed Contemplates Additional Action

Inflation is a key forecast concern for the economy, according to the November 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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November 8, 2021

Consumers’ Attitude Toward Housing Conditions Remains Mixed

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased 1 point to 75.5 in October, as consumers once again reported mixed feelings about homebuying and home-selling conditions, as well as increased pessimism regarding the larger economy.

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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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November 17, 2021

Mark Palim
Mark Palim

Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist

Li-Ning Huang
Li-Ning Huang

Market Insights Principal

At Fannie Mae, we know that homeownership is one of the most effective ways to improve the financial, social, and emotional well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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.

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