Housing and Economic Research
Original research and analysis on housing trends, the economy and the mortgage market
There's something else keeping Susan and Peter up at night besides their newborn and 2-year-old: wondering how to pay the bills.
Forecast | December 23, 2019
Sustained economic growth, low interest rates, and a robust labor market helped the U.S. housing market regain its footing in 2019. More
Forecast | November 27, 2019
Investors were increasingly optimistic of a possible trade deal between the United States and China in October which relieved some of the downward pressure on Treasury yields. More
Consumer Research | November 21, 2019
The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials, according to a pioneering new survey from Freddie Mac. More
Forecast | October 31, 2019
September was the most volatile month for mortgage rates since the beginning of 2018 with an average week to week change of 11 basis points for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage. More
Insight | October 2, 2019
Proximity to a Metro Rail Station and Its Impact on Washington, DC Metropolitan House Prices: Amenity or Not?
Location, Location, Location are the three magic words when it comes to real estate. Everyone shops for the “right location” when buying a home, but determining the right location varies tremendously from buyer to buyer. More