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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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Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan and the ESR Group recently won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy. Click here to be notified when new research is published.

November 21, 2022

Economy Still Expected to Enter (and Exit) Modest Recession in 2023

After rebounding at a 2.6 percent annualized rate in Q3 2022 on the strength of net exports, real gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to turn negative again in the fourth quarter as the temporary boost from international trade moderates, according to the November 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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November 7, 2022

Consumer Confidence in Housing Hits New All-Time Low

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 4.1 points in October to 56.7, its eighth consecutive monthly decline and lowest reading since the inception of the index in 2011.

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October 17, 2022

Home Price Growth Decelerated in the Third Quarter

Single-family home prices increased at a non-seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13.8 percent in Q3 2022, down from the previous quarter's revised 19.1 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

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November 18, 2022

John Thibaudeau
John Thibaudeau

Vice President, Single-Family Real Estate Asset Management

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

For potential homebuyers, obtaining multiple mortgage quotes may not be as exciting as searching for the physical home itself, but research has shown that "shopping around" with different lenders for the best possible mortgage terms can result in significant savings.

November 1, 2022

Sonja Beaubien
Sonja Beaubien

Vice President – Investor Relations & Marketing

In 1992, Fannie Mae launched a pioneering effort to expand the involvement of minority- and women-owned broker-dealer firms in our business.

October 31, 2022

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Jeffery Hayward

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

While the United States does indeed have a national shortage of affordable housing, every state and city's path to addressing it is relatively unique, and the tools and tactics used to create badly needed new housing supply will have to be tailored.

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