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Fannie Mae: Economic rebound on the horizon

Housing’s first quarter slump now “in the rearview”
Trey Garrison
Recent indicators suggest that the U.S. is experiencing a moderate rebound in economic growth in the current quarter following a temporary drop in activity in the first quarter. What does it mean for you?
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Fannie, Freddie, MBA economists predict interest rate hike in 2015

Fannie Mae economist: Demand weakness is a bigger issue than tight credit
Ben Lane
During a high-level discussion about the outlook of the housing economy at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, economists from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA all predicted that the Federal Reserve will begin raising the Federal Funds Rate at some point this year, most likely in September, which will drive an increase in interest rates.
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Fannie Mae: Consumers think it’s easier than ever to get a mortgage

Optimism boosted by strong employment levels
Brena Swanson
Consumer optimism about the economy is falling right in line with the upcoming spring home-buying season, as new Fannie Mae survey results show how strongly people now feel about housing.
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Unemployment rate falls as all-time high number drop out of labor force

Employers added 295K jobs in February
Trey Garrison
The unemployment rate dropped and an unbelievable number of jobs were added by employers, but the devil is in the details.
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Fannie Mae: Economy pulls housing out of doldrums

Improving fundamentals support gradual housing momentum
Trey Garrison
Economic growth is expected to accelerate modestly this year and drag last year’s unspectacular housing activity upward, according to Fannie Mae. Here's why.
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Fannie Mae: Don't expect 2015 to be a breakout year for housing

New year will likely mirror 2014
Brena Swanson
“The housing market continues to grind its way upward, but we don’t expect a breakout performance in 2015 as the fundamentals remain somewhat muted,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan.
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Fannie Mae: Positive on U.S. economy despite global growth decline

Housing faces upward grind in 2015
Trey Garrison
Real economic growth in the U.S. appears ready to exceed 3% for the second half of the year, providing a sound basis for growth in 2015, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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Fannie: Housing still trying to get traction amid consumer caution

GSE says near-term outlook steady on promising economic news
Trey Garrison
Fannie Mae predicts the second half of 2014 will pick up steam, according to the September Outlook report compiled by its Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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Growth in rest of 2014 won't make up for record slump in 1Q

Fannie: Expect 1.5% GDP after slowest 1Q since recession
Trey Garrison
Economic growth during the second half of 2014 likely won’t be strong enough to offset the weak activity from the first two quarters of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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The housing market's failure to launch in 2014

4 housing indicators holding back growth
Brena Swanson
"Although incoming data show a pickup in activity heading into the current quarter, any strength during the remainder of the year is not expected to be enough to overcome the weakness in the first quarter," Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said.
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