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Fannie Bets on Builders

Fannie Mae's latest economic outlook for the year is counting on housing to double its contribution to GDP in 2014, largely due to new homebuilding activity. Read More »

Rising Rates Flatten Consumer Price Expectations

After rising since the beginning of the year, consumers' outlook for home price increases plateaued in August - which has been trending upward- has hit a plateau, likely due to concerns regarding the potential tapering of the Federal Reserve's asset purchases, according to Fannie Mae's August 2013 National Housing Survey. Read More »

More Consumers Expect Rates to Rise

The share of consumers who believe interest rates will go up over the next year increased another 5 percentage points to 62 percent, the highest level in the three-year history of Fannie Mae's July 2013 National Housing Survey. Read More »

Experts See Home Values Outpacing the Boom

A nationwide panel of 118 economists, real estate experts and investment and market professionals expects home values to end 2013 up an average of 4.6 percent and rise cumulatively by 22 percent, on average, over the next five years, according to the first quarter Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. Read More »

Obama Considering HARP for Non-Agency Borrowers

President Obama is considering announcing a major expansion of the HARP 2.1 refinancing program in his upcoming State of the Union speech that would make it possible for underwater borrowers whose loans are not held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to refinance at today's low rates. Read More »

Sellers Awaken and Buyers Accelerate

The percentage of customers signing offers in January increased by 12 percentage points according to a leading brokerage and 23 percent of Americans think it is a good time to sell compared to 11 percent the same time last year, according to Fannie Mae's January 2013 National Housing Survey results. Read More »

Fannie and Freddie have a Florida Problem

Despite falling delinquency rates among lenders as a whole, delinquencies increased for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers, especially in Florida. Coincidentally, CoreLogic announced today Florida leads the nation in the size of its foreclosure inventory. Read More »