The Rundown: FHFA’s Wall Street hunt, NAR’s top housing markets and Zillow’s 2020 outlook

The Rundown is a weekly video wrap of HousingWire’s top news stories produced by editorial’s own, Alcynna Lloyd. Each week, Lloyd takes a look at the housing industry’s most intriguing stories, presenting you with a digital summary of HousingWire’s news coverage.

This week, Lloyd discusses the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s plan to select a Wall Street firm to handle a public offering of shares belonging to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the National Association of Realtors’ announcement of the next hottest markets, and Zillow’s 2020 market outlook.

Here’s more detail on the topics of discussion this week:

The watchdog for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is interviewing Wall Street firms to handle a public offering that would dwarf any IPO in history, Fox News says.

The National Association of Realtors identified 10 housing markets they think will be the hottest in America within the next three to five years. Topping the list is Charleston, South Carolina, which is expected to outperform the rest of the nation.

The single-family housing market has been busy and bustling in 2019, thanks to lower than expected interest rates throughout much of the year. Zillow expects more of the same in 2020.

And here are links to the topics discussed:

1) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac watchdog prepping for “massive IPO

2) Realtors expect these to be the 10 hottest housing markets for the next 3-5 years

3) Zillow expects the housing market’s good times to keep rolling in 2020

3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

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