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soft landing for economy means slowly declining inflation with positive GDP growth

Fannie Mae predicts a soft landing for economy

Fannie Mae’s February economic forecast calls for a steady decline in inflation while both GDP growth and employment growth remain positive, if subdued. The...
fiscal excess

INFOGRAPHIC: The era of fiscal excess

The era of fiscal excess, BofA Michael Hartness’s description of today’s government spending The national debt doesn’t impact Americans in the present, right? It’s a tomorrow...
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Fannie Mae no longer forecasts recession

Fannie Mae’s January economic forecast is their first since April 2022 that does not anticipate that the U.S. economy will go into recession as...
construction materials

Construction materials prices up again in December

The producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices were up 0.3 percent month-over-month in...

The tyranny of the Phillips Curve

Repeat after me, class: Growth does not cause inflation. Write it on the blackboard 100 times. For decades, the economics profession has been trying to...
economic and housing starts forecast

Fannie Mae sees milder housing downturn

Fannie Mae’s December economic and housing forecast predicts that single-family and multifamily starts will fall in 2024, but not as far as they predicted...
Fed funds rate - rise or fall

Fed backs off higher for longer

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week and decided to keep the Fed Funds  rate unchanged. However, the Federal Reserve’s updated forecasts for...
economic forecast

GDP downturn still expected, but later

Fannie Mae’s November economic and housing forecast still predicts that GDP growth will turn negative, but not until later than in their prior forecasts. With...
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Multifamily starts forecast lower

Fannie Mae’s October economic and housing forecast predicts lower multifamily starts in both 2023 and 2024 than called for in last month’s forecast. Multifamily starts...

Fed projects interest rates will stay high longer

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week and decided to keep interest rates unchanged. However, the Federal Reserve’s updated forecasts for key economic...
multifamily housing starts

Multifamily starts slowdown forecast to come later

Fannie Mae’s September economic and housing forecast predicts higher multifamily starts in 2023 but lower multifamily starts in 2024 than called for in last...
real median income falls on rising inflation

Economic pressures plague renters as median income fell in 2022

Called the invisible tax, inflation wreaked havoc with resident income in 2022 according to new reports by the Census Bureau. This marks three straight...
Fannie Mae forecast

Fannie Mae forecasts lower multifamily starts

Fannie Mae’s August economic and housing forecast predicts higher single-family starts but lower multifamily starts than did last month’s forecast. Multifamily starts slow The current forecast...

Construction materials prices nearly unchanged in July

The producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices were up 0.1 percent month-over-month in...
Federal Reserve bank

Fed signals higher interest rates ahead

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week and decided to keep interest rates unchanged. However, the Federal Reserve’s updated forecasts for key...

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