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Recession coming, but later

Fannie Mae’s January economic and housing forecasts predict a stronger finish for multifamily starts in 2022 and a higher number of multifamily starts in...
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Construction materials prices move lower in December

The December producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices fell 0.3 percent in the...

MBA forecasts a shrinking economy in 2023

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) recently released its Q3 2022 quarterly databook. It contains data on mortgage originations and on holdings that has been...
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Fannie Mae lowers multifamily housing starts forecast

Fannie Mae’s December economic and housing forecasts predict a larger decline in multifamily housing starts over the next two years than in earlier forecasts....
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Fed forecasts higher interest rates, slower growth ahead

While the big news coming out of the recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was their decision to raise the Fed...
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Fannie Mae sees bigger housing slowdown coming

Fannie Mae’s November economic and housing forecasts predict that both multifamily and single-family housing starts will fall next year by more than they previously...
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Construction materials prices fall in October

The October producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices fell 0.4 percent in the...
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Fannie Mae revises GDP growth forecast lower again

Fannie Mae’s October economic and housing forecasts predict that the economy will briefly return to growth in Q3 before entering a recession in early...
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Have construction materials price rises peaked?

The September producer price index (PPI) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that construction materials prices fell 0.4 percent in the...
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BEA reports on housing inflation

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its report on personal consumption expenditures (PCE) for the month of August. The overall PCE price index rose...
Fannie Mae forecasts a recession

Fannie Mae revises GDP growth forecast lower again

Fannie Mae’s August economic and housing forecasts predict a recession in early 2023. The economic slowdown is expected to bring inflation under control by...
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Rising prices impact renters

Freddie Mac recently conducted a 20 question survey of 2000 adult American consumers to assess how the current era of rapidly rising prices is...
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Construction materials prices higher despite lumber price drop

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for June 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 0.3...
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Inflation puts multifamily wages under pressure

The wage data the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released along with its employment situation report show that hourly wage growth for three categories...

Weakening builder confidence points to economic troubles ahead

Rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective home buyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. In a troubling sign...

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