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

The GSEs and the Economic Cycle: Realistic Expectations

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

“The GSEs should be fully buying mortgages at all times, regardless of the state of the economy or mortgage markets.”...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Demystifying GSE Credit Risk Transfer: How, and How Well, Does It Work?

Monday, February 03, 2020

Beginning in 2013, the two government-sponsored enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, began to change their business models to transfer...

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