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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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April 19, 2022

Economic Growth Forecast Downgraded as ‘Soft Landing’ Appears Increasingly Unlikely

Expectations of aggressive monetary policy tightening through 2023 by the Federal Reserve are likely to further soften economic output already being weighed down by decades-high inflation and the ongoing effects stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the April 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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May 9, 2022

Consumer Sentiment Toward Housing Hits Lowest Level in Two Years

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased by 4.7 points to 68.5 in April, its lowest level since May 2020, as surveyed consumers expressed heightened concerns about housing affordability and rising mortgage rates.

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April 15, 2022

Fannie Mae Announces Publication of National Home Price Index

The Index is a national, repeat-transaction home price index measuring the average, quarterly price change for all single-family properties in the United States, excluding condos.

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More perspectives

May 11, 2022

Lyle Radke
Lyle Radke

Senior Director, Single-Family Collateral Risk

Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander

Director, Single-Family Collateral Risk

To better understand lenders' views on appraisal modernization, including benefits, implementation challenges, and possible applications, Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group surveyed senior mortgage executives.

April 12, 2022

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

Kim Betancourt
Kim Betancourt

CRE, Senior Director, Multifamily Economics and Strategic Research

As part of Fannie Mae’s Q3 2021 National Housing Survey®, we asked homeowners and renters for their thoughts on housing affordability and the impact that remote work has had on the way they view housing.

April 5, 2022

Jake Williamson
Jake Williamson

Senior Vice President, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

Obtaining a traditional appraisal is one of the most time-consuming and costly parts of getting a home loan, and, as recent studies have shown, vulnerable to bias risk.

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