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

GSE Reform: None or Mostly Done?

August 05, 2019

Author: Don Layton

The State of the Nation's Housing 2019

June 25, 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

First Reactions: The Treasury Plan for GSE Reform by Administrative Means

Monday, September 09, 2019

The US Treasury’s much-awaited Housing Reform Plan, identifying recommended legislative and administrative changes of the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), issued...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

The 2018 GSE Stress Test Results: A Major Policy Success and Its Implications for the Proposed Capital Rule

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

New stress test results for the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, released on August 15, did...

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