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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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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.

May 19, 2023

Recession Remains Likely as Credit Conditions Tighten

The economy is still expected to enter a modest recession in the second half of the year, though unusual dynamics in the current economic cycle continue to complicate forecasting the exact timing, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group latest monthly commentary.

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May 8, 2023

HPSI Increases as Housing Confidence Continues Upward Trend

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased in April to its highest level since May 2022, jumping 5.5 points to 66.8.

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April 18, 2023

Home Prices Grew 4.7 Percent Year over Year in First Quarter

Single-family home prices increased at a non-seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.7 percent from Q1 2022 to Q1 2023, down from the previous quarter’s revised annual growth rate of 8.6 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index reading.

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More perspectives

April 21, 2023

Tim Judge
Tim Judge

Senior Vice President, Climate Analytics

Managing the growing impacts of climate change is a significant element of Fannie Mae's corporate strategy.

April 18, 2023

Jake Williamson
Jake Williamson

Senior Vice President, Single-Family Collateral Risk Management

We continue appraiser engagement and oversight as part of our commitment to fostering an effective, efficient, and impartial home valuation process for homebuyers and homeowners in America.

April 5, 2023

Katrina Jones
Katrina Jones

Vice President of Racial Equity Strategy & Impact

We are launching new initiatives that we believe, in time, could have a significant impact on the upfront costs of housing, on accessibility to mortgage credit, and on housing stability, for years to come.

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