• What Drove Home Price Growth and Can it Continue?

    Home prices, the best single indicator of whether market conditions favor buyers or sellers, jumped 33% nationally over the past two years. What is behind the strength of the housing market, and can it continue? More

  • Majority of Aging Adults Likely to Age in Place

    Financial gains made by U.S. adults age 55 and older has made them more confident for retirement, and the two-thirds who intend to age in place may be more financially equipped to do so. More

  • Racial & Ethnic Valuation Gaps in Home Purchase Appraisals - A Modeling Approach

    This Research Note builds on our previous Note published in September 2021 to report on a refined and expanded modeling approach that Freddie Mac adopted in the racial valuation gap context. Our first Note analyzed tract averages as little research existed on this important topic and we wanted to spark a discussion and receive feedback on our approach leading to subsequent work. This Note reflects much of the feedback we have received. More