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.

Data & Charts


Michael Stegman

Senior Research Fellow

How the Presence and Type of Down Payment Assistance Affects the Performance of Affordable Mortgage Loans

Monday, October 28, 2019

Even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac returned to very-low down payment lending following the financial crisis, saving for a...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Analyst

Where Hasn’t Housing Construction Kept Pace with Demand?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

For much of the past decade, new housing construction has barely kept pace with the growth in housing demand, particularly...

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