Here is a summary of recent housing and housing finance reports.
Industry Briefs Apr. 27, 2021
Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., said full-year 2021 real GDP growth expectations improved to 6.8 percent, including 9.1 percent annualized growth in the second quarter, due primarily to the continued easing of virus-related social restrictions and stimulus-driven consumer spending.
Housing Market Roundup
Here’s a quick-hit summary of several housing and housing finance reports released over the past several days:
Housing Roundup Nov. 23, 2020
Here’s a quick hit on several recent housing and real estate finance reports.
6 Months into COVID, More Than Half of Americans Have Difficulty Paying Down Debt
More than half of respondents to a survey conducted by BAI, Chicago, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling said the coronavirus pandemic has affected their personal finances, making it difficult to pay some debts.
Most Consumers Plan to Maintain Increased Digital Banking after Pandemic
COVID-19 has permanently changed how consumers interact with their financial services organization, reported BAI, Chicago.
Study: Despite Commitment, Financial Leaders Struggle to Create Diverse, Inclusive Workforce
New research from BAI, Chicago, shows financial services leaders are committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, but they still struggle with how to take meaningful actions that have a real impact.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will extend, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 21, 2020, the deadline for interested parties to provide input on potential changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security pooling practices.