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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.

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.

November 21, 2023

Economy Expected to Slow in 2024, Rebound in 2025

Economic growth remains likely to decelerate and ultimately result in a mild recession in 2024, followed by a return to growth in 2025, according to the November 2023 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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November 7, 2023

Consumers Increasingly Sour on Economy, Blame Inflation

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) remained largely flat in October, as consumer frustration toward housing unaffordability and an economy battling inflation continue to depress overall sentiment.

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October 13, 2023

Home Prices Remain Resilient, Rise Further in Third Quarter

Single-family home prices increased 5.3 percent from Q3 2022 to Q3 2023, up from the previous quarter's revised annual growth rate of 2.9 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

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More perspectives

November 20, 2023

Steve Holden
Steve Holden

Senior Vice President, Single-Family Analytics

New, technology-driven capabilities are allowing us to challenge our past approaches to make a better, more inclusive risk assessment without compromising a mortgage’s long-term soundness.

November 14, 2023

Nancy Atwell
Nancy Atwell

Multifamily Chief Operating Officer - Senior Vice President

Rent is often a renter's largest monthly expense, and credit scores play a huge factor in the ability to pursue financial and economic opportunities.

October 30, 2023

Mark Palim
Mark Palim

Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

Fannie Mae National Housing Survey® findings indicate that there is more to the decline in existing homes for sale than just the lock-in effect.

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