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Fannie Mae’s chief economist and team win prestigious award again

Meet Doug Duncan, the economist with the nation’s most accurate forecasts.

October 12, 2016 | Susanna Kim

10 cities with the most renters who could afford to buy

Renters could surprisingly afford to buy a home in some of the most competitive home markets, at least according to one report.

October 10, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Professor behind well-known Case-Shiller Housing Index remembered

Economist Karl Case, a founder of the “Case-Shiller” housing index, was just known as “Chip” by his students.

October 5, 2016 | Susanna Kim

2016 is a busy year so far for real estate mergers

The real estate sector is the third-busiest in M&A activity so far this year globally.

September 30, 2016 | Susanna Kim

A Louisiana builder shares why homes in his area are in short supply

After hurricanes and an oil spill, this year may be the best in a decade for builder Randy Noel of southern Louisiana.

September 19, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Two Charts That Show the Realities Facing Homeowners and Renters

Amid rising home and rental prices, Americans own homes at the lowest rate in more than 50 years.

September 14, 2016 | Susanna Kim

A Housing Economist Shares What He Expects For the Rest of 2016

Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains where he thinks the Fed’s going with interest rates and other factors affecting housing.

September 7, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Home Equity Levels Bounce Back in America’s Largest Cities

The 10 largest metropolitan areas have seen major improvement in six years when it comes to home equity levels.

August 26, 2016 | Susanna Kim

You Can Thank the Labor Market for the Major Drop in Foreclosures

First-time foreclosure starts are at their lowest level since 2000.

August 19, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Student Debt Isn’t the Roadblock to Homeownership Many Believe

For homeownership, the benefits of having a college degree may outweigh the challenges of student debt.

August 3, 2016 | Susanna Kim

What Lenders Should Know About Americans’ Appetite for Remodeling Homes

In response to rising home prices and increasing demand to upgrade, the remodeling market continues to grow.

July 25, 2016 | Susanna Kim