Housing Markets & Conditions

With residential construction, home improvements, and related household expenditures accounting for roughly a fifth of GDP, housing market conditions are a critical indicator of the economy’s health. Our annual State of the Nation’s Housing report and other publications provide comprehensive analyses of new and existing home prices and sales, rents and vacancy rates, construction and improvement spending, and financial market indicators.

Reports & Papers

A Missing Piece of the Administrative Reform Puzzle: How the GSEs Generate Cross-Subsidies

October 09, 2019

Authors: Michael Stegman, Richard Cooperstein

How Deep Is the ‘Economic Moat’ Around the Two GSEs?

September 18, 2019

Author: Don Layton

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Data & Charts


Michael Stegman

Senior Research Fellow

How Lopping off the Wrong Loan Products to Trim the GSEs’ Market Reach Could Undermine Affordable Lending

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Over the years, with the approval of their regulator/conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

What the FHFA Needs to Get Right in Its GSE Capital Rule

Monday, October 07, 2019

In July 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), regulator of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie...

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