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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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September 20, 2021

Supply and Labor Constraints Continue to Hinder Economic Growth, Home Sales

For the second month in a row expectations for near-term real GDP growth were revised downward – and outward – due to persistent supply chain disruptions and labor market tightness, according to the September 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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September 7, 2021

HPSI Flat, But Consumers Slightly More Optimistic About Homebuying Conditions for First Time Since March

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® was largely unchanged in August, decreasing 0.1 points to 75.7, as survey respondents tempered both their recent pessimism about homebuying conditions and their upward expectations of home price growth.

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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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September 23, 2021

Dana Brown
Dana Brown

Vice President, Multifamily Customer Engagement

With the higher cap, we will build on our commitment to address the growing need for quality affordable rental housing.

September 9, 2021

Jake Williamson
Jake Williamson

Vice President, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

Fannie Mae is firmly committed to doing everything in our power to promote racial equity in housing, including helping all homeowners receive a fair and impartial appraisal.

September 7, 2021

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Maria Evans

Vice President, Community Impact

This summer, as wildfires again burn across the West, like the nearby Dixie Fire, now the largest fire in California history, residents face a renewed threat. But there is hopeful news, and a model for recovery and resiliency available to other fire-impacted communities.

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