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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.

March 19, 2024

Higher Mortgage Rate Forecast Leads to Decline in 2024 Home Sales Expectations

The increase in mortgage rates in February has driven a modest downgrade to expectations for total home sales and mortgage originations in 2024, according to the March 2024 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

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April 8, 2024

Households May Finally Be Adjusting to Higher Mortgage Rates

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 0.9 points in March to 71.9, its first decline since November 2023, due primarily to increased pessimism about the direction of mortgage rates.

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April 17, 2024

Home Prices Moved Up Another 1.7 Percent to Start the Year

Single-family home prices increased 7.4 percent from Q1 2023 to Q1 2024, up from the previous quarter's revised annual growth rate of 6.6 percent, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) reading.

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April 18, 2024

Gregory Phillips
Gregory Phillips

Manager, Digital Management Solutions

Hilary Hanel
Hilary Hanel

Manager, Digital Management Solutions

Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group surveyed nearly 200 senior mortgage executives to better understand how they feel about the TSP marketplace, as well as their experiences with the various services offered.

April 3, 2024

Kevin Tillmann
Kevin Tillmann

Market Research Senior Associate, National Housing Survey

Saiful Amin
Saif Amin

Senior Director – Climate Impact Strategy

Research conducted by Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group indicates that nearly half of consumers are concerned about the impact of weather-related events on their homes.

February 29, 2024

Douglas G. Duncan headshot
Douglas Duncan

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Market Research Advisor, National Housing Survey Lead

Given the size of the aged 60-plus homeowner segment, we thought it was important to better understand their financial plans to determine how that might impact future housing market dynamics.

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