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Confidence in Housing Makes Near-Record Return

December 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing made a near-record return in November in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 87.8 in November, 2.6 percentage points higher than the month prior....

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

January 13th, 2018
Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers...

Economic Forecast Hinges on Policy, Tax Reform

January 23rd, 2018
The economy could get a lift from tax reform, with homebuyers and homeowners likely having more income, but less in the way of write-offs, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook...

Maximum Loan Limits Increase on Fannie, Freddie Mortgages

December 2nd, 2017
The maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase to $453,100 for most markets in 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced. The increase in the baseline loan limit, mandated by...

FHFA: Home Prices Rose in May

July 29th, 2017
Home prices rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in May 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) recently released House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.9 percent....

Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

August 7th, 2017
Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from...

Economy to Weather Turbulence in Second Half of Year

August 21st, 2017
Analysts anticipate the economy will weather turbulence expected in the second half of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for August 2017. The Outlook maintains the economy will...

FHFA: Home Prices Rise in Q2

August 26th, 2017
Home prices rose 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.6 percent....

Fannie, Freddie Suspend Evictions, Foreclosures in Harvey’s Wake

September 2nd, 2017
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are enacting 90-day eviction and foreclosure suspensions for homeowners in federally-declared disaster zones impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “Our thoughts are with the families in the path of this powerful and catastrophic storm,” says Carlos Perez,...

Confidence in Housing Doubles Back Toward All-Time High

September 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing doubled back in August toward the all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with home sellers’ optimism rebounding from July. The HPSI overall posted 88.0 in August, 1.2 percentage points higher than the...
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