Fannie Forecast Serves up Feast for Housing Recovery Bulls

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Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research team today called the housing recovery “undeterred” after it contributed 0.3 percentages points to economic growth in the first quarter. Doug Duncan, Orawin T. Velz, and Brian Hughes-Cromwick said this was the eighth consecutive quarter that housing has added to growth and the company’s Economic Summary for May said recent housing indicators point to continued recovery. The annualized rate of housing starts in March was over one million units for the first time since 2008 , driven solely by a surge in multi-family building which more than offset a decline in single-family construction. Multi-family housing starts are now back to the levels of the early 2000s, benefitting the report says from a continuing decline in homeownership which fell again…(read more)

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