Economic & Housing Outlook

Economic & Housing Outlook

Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group provides analysis of current and historical data, and forecasts economic trends in the housing and mortgage-finance markets. The group also produces regular publications, analyses, forecasts, and special projects to evaluate economic, demographic, and financial housing and mortgage-market data.

Economic & Housing Outlook

Provided by Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group

The monthly Economic Outlook includes the Economic Developments Commentary, Economic Forecast, and Housing Forecast – which detail interest rate movement, the housing market, the mortgage market, and the overall economic climate.

May News Release

May Economic Developments (PDF)
May Economic Forecast (PDF)
May Housing Forecast (PDF)
May Multifamily Market Commentary (PDF)

Economic & Housing Weekly Note

The Economic & Strategic Research Group also provides a weekly snapshot of current macroeconomic and housing data.

Opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views of Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group included in these materials should not be construed as indicating Fannie Mae's business prospects or expected results, are based on a number of assumptions, and are subject to change without notice. How this information affects Fannie Mae will depend on many factors. Although the ESR Group bases its opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views on information it considers reliable, it does not guarantee that the information provided in these materials is accurate, current, or suitable for any particular purpose. Changes in the assumptions or the information underlying these views could produce materially different results. The analyses, opinions, estimates, forecasts, and other views published by the ESR Group represent the views of that Group as of the date indicated and do not necessarily represent the views of Fannie Mae or its management.

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Fannie Mae was honored with the Pulsenomics® Crystal Ball Award for most accurate full-year home price forecast in 2014. The Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey ranked the Fannie Mae team number one among more than 100 distinguished economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts.