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April 13, 2015

What is the Mortgage Shopping Experience of Today's Homebuyer?


by Sarah Shahdad and Qiang Cai
Economic & Strategic Research

Sarah Shahdad and Qiang Cai

Prospective homebuyers must navigate the complex process of obtaining a mortgage. Research and consumer guidance suggest that obtaining multiple mortgage quotes and being better informed may help borrowers get a mortgage with a better set of financial terms. Improved borrower outcomes also may benefit lenders in the form of increased customer satisfaction and retention.

By analyzing Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey data, we find that when controlling for multiple variables, our sample of recent Fannie Mae homebuyers' key shopping experiences and behaviors are most highly associated with ...Read more »

February 20, 2015

Fannie Mae Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results


by Tim Mayopoulos
President and CEO, Fannie Mae

Tim Mayopoulos

Today Fannie Mae announced its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results. For details on our results ...Read more »

 

 

 

January 26, 2015

Survey Shows Lenders Are Looking to Grow Their Origination and Servicing Businesses


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by Li-Ning Huang
Senior Manager, Business Strategy, Economic and Strategic Research
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October 15, 2014

Survey Shows Lenders Believe New Regulations Have Had "Significant" Impact on Their Business


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by Li-Ning Huang
Senior Manager, Business Strategy, Economic and Strategic Research
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October 14, 2014

The Return of Private Capital


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by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic and Strategic Research
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November 6, 2014

Fannie Mae Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

by Tim Mayopoulos
President and CEO, Fannie Mae
October 15, 2014

Survey Shows Lenders Believe New Regulations Have Had "Significant" Impact on Their Business

by Li-Ning Huang
Senior Manager, Business Strategy, Economic & Strategic Research
October 14, 2014

The Return of Private Capital

by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
September 30, 2014

Young-Adult Housing Demand Continues to Slide, But Young Homeowners Experience Vastly Improved Affordability

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
December 23, 2013

Research Papers Analyze Key Aspects of Multifamily Mortgage Market

by Jeffery Hayward
Senior Vice President, Multifamily Mortgage Business
December 9, 2013

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth

by Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
December 5, 2013

Deconsolidation in the Primary Mortgage Market: A Temporary or Structural Trend?

by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
November 26, 2013

ELMORE Assists Struggling Florida Homeowners with their Reverse Mortgages

by Joy Cianci
Senior Vice President of Making Home Affordable® and Foreclosure Prevention