Research and Insights
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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April 16, 2021
Rapid Acceleration in Economic Growth Expected as Social Restrictions Ease
Full-year 2021 real GDP growth expectations improved to 6.8 percent, including 9.1 percent annualized growth in the second quarter, due primarily to the continued easing of virus-related social restrictions and stimulus-driven consumer spending, according to the April 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group.
April 7, 2021
Housing Sentiment Jumps on Consumers’ Selling and Personal Finance Optimism
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased in March by 5.2 points to 81.7. Four of the HPSI’s six components increased month over month, including the components related to homebuying and home-selling conditions, household income, and home prices.
March 11, 2021
Lenders' Profit Outlook Dips as Mortgage Rates Rise and Competition Heats Up
The share of mortgage lenders expecting profit margins to decline in the months ahead increased for the second consecutive quarter, with an even greater share of lenders now expecting profit margins to decrease in the months ahead, according to Fannie Mae's Q1 2021 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.
April 22, 2021
This Earth Day we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities.
April 20, 2021
While a majority of lenders reported that working remotely improved productivity and lowered operating costs, post-pandemic, most lenders indicated a preference to employ a hybrid model utilizing a mix of remote and in-office workforces. Survey respondents noted that senior management and customer-…
April 2, 2021
Americans appear to have an ingrained belief that housing investments are almost as safe as a money market or savings account, but also that they have the growth potential of a stock investment.
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