FM Commentary

FM Commentary
July 28, 2016

Student Debt: Whose Homeownership Rate Does It Hurt Most?

by Qiang Cai & Sarah Shahdad
Economist; Analyst, Economic & Strategic Research Group

Qiang Cai & Sarah Shahdad

Obtaining a college degree can increase one's earning potential, but it often comes with the burden of student loans.

We analyzed Fannie Mae National Housing Survey® data to shed light on the net effect of student loans and obtaining at least a bachelor's degree on homeownership likelihood. We found that ...Read more »

July 26, 2016

Lenders Look to Technology for Efficiency and to Improve the Consumer Experience, But Do Not Fully Embrace Uber-Like Industry Disruptions

by Katrina Jones
Vice President, Single-Family Business Solutions

Katrina Jones

Today's consumers access myriad products and services via digital platforms that make it more efficient, simple, and pleasant to conduct their business.

Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group surveyed senior mortgage executives in May through its quarterly Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey® to examine lenders' experiences with mortgage technologies and their views about innovation in the mortgage industry. ...Read more »

June 16, 2016

Don't Be Distracted by the Recent Swings in Household Formation Estimates

Patrick Simmons

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
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May 11, 2016

TRID: Larger Lenders Have the Advantages for Now

Sheila Teimourian

by Sheila Teimourian
VP & Deputy General Counsel
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May 5, 2016

Fannie Mae Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Tim Mayopoulos

by Tim Mayopoulos
President and CEO, Fannie Mae
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December 16, 2015

Could the Long Decline in Young-Adult Homeownership Be Nearing an End?

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
December 10, 2015

Survey Reveals Significant Gaps in Consumer Knowledge of the Requirements to Qualify for a Mortgage

by Mark Palim
Vice President, Applied Economic and Housing Research
December 3, 2015

Serving Creditworthy Borrowers in Today's Market

by Jude Landis
Vice President, Single-Family Credit Policy and Risk Management
November 20, 2015

Introducing Fannie Mae Connect – New Reporting Solution Drives Efficiency

by Jonathan Lawless and Prabhakar Bhogaraju
VP - Underwriting & Pricing Analytics; VP - Enterprise Data Management
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