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.

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Politicization and the Flawed Narrative of Loose GSE Credit

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Earlier this year, the viewpoint of political conservatives that the credit quality of the mortgages being purchased by the two...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

The Freddie Mac G-Fee Discount: Has the Single Security Eliminated It for Good?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

When I joined Freddie Mac as CEO in 2012, I knew that, despite it being a giant company with $2...

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