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Slowing Housing Market Expected Soon

According to a new report from Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Group (ESR), a combination of rising interest rates and elevated inflation will continue to weigh on the housing market and are now predicting a 1.2% full-year market growth.  The ...

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Affordability Concerns Lower Consumer Confidence

The latest iteration of Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) for April decreased by 4.7 points to 68.5, its lowest level since May 2020, as rising mortgage rates and inflation pushed buyers to question affordability.  All six of the index’s components ...

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Higher Mortgage Rates Expected to Slow Housing Activity

According to the April 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group, expectations of aggressive monetary policy tightening through 2023 by the Federal Reserve are expected to further moderate economic output already being weighed down by ...

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Military Conflict Complicates Fannie Mae’s Estimates

No matter what you call it, the conflict in Ukraine is creating worldwide macroeconomic events that will trickle down to every segment of the economy over the course of the year.  Knowing this, the Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) at ...

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Home Construction Still Affected by Supply Chain Issues

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have released their new residential construction statistics for February 2022, which found that privately‐owned housing starts in February hit 1,769,000, 6.8% above the revised January estimate of 1,657,000. ...

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Fannie Mae Survey Finds More Bearish Mortgage Market

Continuing a quarterly survey of mortgage executives that initially started in 2014, Fannie Mae has published its latest Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey for the first quarter of 2022 finding that lenders are becoming increasingly bearish due to current market conditions.  ...

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Is a New Normal on the Horizon?

A “new normal” may be on the horizon after a tumultuous year in 2021 which saw a conflagration of market trends reach new highs, and lows, which have continued into 2022.  According to the Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) ...

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