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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.

September 18, 2023

Mild Recession Remains Likeliest Outcome as Inflation and Labor Markets Cool

With underlying inflation decelerating and signs that the labor market is cooling, the central question for economists remains whether the economy is headed for a soft landing or a mild recession.

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September 7, 2023

Unusual Housing Market Dynamics Contributing to Stall in Consumer Sentiment

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) remained effectively unchanged in August, as consumer confidence toward housing continued along the low-level plateau set earlier this year.

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July 17, 2023

Home Prices Grew 3.0 Percent Year over Year in the Second Quarter

Single-family home prices increased 3.0 percent from Q2 2022 to Q2 2023, down from the previous quarter’s revised annual growth rate of 4.9 percent, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTCQB) latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

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August 30, 2023

Mark Palim
Mark Palim

Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted many aspects of everyday life, perhaps few more markedly than where we choose to work and live.

July 20, 2023

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Douglas Duncan

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Mortgage lenders cited "cost-cutting" as their most important business priority for the second year in a row, according to Fannie Mae's Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey® (MLSS). Additionally, lender sentiment toward the U.S.

July 12, 2023

Jodi Horne
Jodi Horne

Director, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

Fannie Mae remains focused on long-term homeownership sustainability, continuously refining our property and underwriting requirements to help set homebuyers up for success.

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