Housing and Economic Research

Original research and analysis on housing trends, the economy and the mortgage market

  • While Seniors Age in Place, Millennials Wait Longer and May Pay More for their First Homes

    Eighty-somethings Al and Rose have no desire to leave their home of decades. Meanwhile, thirty-somethings Alex and Rita can't wait to buy their first home. But they have to wait longer-and pay more-than they'd like, as long-time homeowners stay in their homes and keep them off the market. More

    While Seniors Age in Place, Millennials Wait Longer and May Pay More for their First Homes
  • Mortgage Market Stays the Course

    After softening for much of 2018, the housing market remains stable after a boost from lower mortgage rates and slowing home price growth. More

    Mortgage Market Stays the Course
  • Multifamily 2019 Outlook

    In our research, we find that performance in the multifamily market remained healthy during 2018, despite high levels of new supply entering the market. We expect this trend to continue into 2019, but with more modest growth in comparison to recent year. More

    Multifamily 2019 Outlook
  • The Major Challenge of Inadequate U.S. Housing Supply

    In the last 10 years, since the Great Recession, the economy has expanded greatly, but the housing market still has not recovered. Since 2011, residential housing construction has increased, but only gradually. More

    The Major Challenge of Inadequate U.S. Housing Supply
  • Expect Modest Housing Market Growth
    in 2019

    As the year-end approaches, we look ahead to 2019 and what are likely to be the dominant economic trends in the new year. More

    Expect Modest Housing Market Growth<br>in 2019
  • Economic Growth Slows in Third Quarter

    Rising rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged homebuying activity during the third quarter of 2018. More

    Economic Growth Slows in Third Quarter

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