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Fannie Mae Expects Economy to ‘Drag’ Housing Toward Recovery in 2015

While that prediction is still modest, Fannie Mae says it's strong enough to "drag last year's unspectacular housing activity upward," according to the report. Fannie Mae credits projections for continued low gasoline prices, firming labor market conditions, rising household net worth, improving consumer and business confidence, and reduced fiscal headwinds to usher in a year of steady, if "not yet robust" economic improvement that should lead to a higher rate of household formation in 2015.

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Fannie Mae Confident of Continued Growth in 2014

The housing market’s cooler-than-expected first quarter should just be a temporary blip in a year of modest overall growth, according to Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae’s latest economic forecast notes harsh weather stunted new home construction in Q1 2014, but the report also reaffirms Fannie Mae's position that the economy and housing markets will improve on 2013 growth by the end of Q4.

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