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

Housing Insights

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth

This week, the Federal Reserve released data from the Financial Accounts of the United States for the third quarter of 2013 showing that aggregate household net worth breached a new record high and has more than offset the $13 trillion decline during the “Great Recession.” However, adjusted for inflation, evaluating the distributional aspects of wealth, and taking it down to the household level tells a different story.

In the most recent edition of Housing Insights, Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group investigates how the current recovery in household wealth compares to previous cycles and whether the traditional positive impact of rising wealth on consumer spending may be overstated in the current cycle.

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth (PDF)


Previous Housing Insights

Housing Insights formerly called Data Notes

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

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: December 5, 2013

Homeownership Rate Continues to Drop, But Housing Affordability Improves Substantially

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: October 3, 2013

Is the Development and Design of Multifamily Rental Housing In Line with Recent Trends?

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: October 2013

Projected Slowdown in Labor Force Growth Suggests Weaker Future Housing Activity

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: August 2013

Immigrant Homeowners Hit Hard During the Housing Collapse, but Experience Varies by Country of Birth

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: July 2013

Manufactured Homes: A Shrinking Source of Low-Cost Housing

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: June2013

When the Housing Market Returns to "Normal," How Much Will Residential Construction Employment Rebound?

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: May 2013

Rental Resurgence Marked by Single-Family Expansion and Diverging Affordability Trends for Owners and Renters

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: Nov 2012

Stuck in the Great Recession's Income Slump: Sluggish Job Earnings Impede an Economic Expansion

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: Sept 2012

Housing the Nation’s Burgeoning Older Elderly Population

Fannie Mae Housing Insight: June 2012

Housing Cost Burdens

Fannie Mae Data Note: May 2012

Single-Family Rental Housing – The Fastest Growing Component of the Rental Market

Fannie Mae Data Note: Mar 2012

Inaugural Fannie Mae Data Note Examines Falling Homeownership Rates

Fannie Mae Data Note: Oct 2011