Fannie Mae Housing Remains Worrisome

Dated: May 21 2014

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Despite a rocky start to the year, the second quarter will paint a much different picture, with recent indicators suggesting that the economy will pick back up in the second quarter.

According to the latest Fannie Mae housing report, March and April presented strong reports for consumers, paving the way for a strong second quarter.

“We have downgraded our May forecast slightly from April following a very weak first quarter, but we anticipate economic growth to gain momentum in the second quarter and remain firm throughout the rest of this year,” said Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan.But even with these indicators, Duncan noted, "The housing picture remains more worrisome, with existing home sales, new home sales, housing starts, and multifamily housing all experiencing year-over-year declines."

“We believe this year will likely be a bump in the long-term road back toward normal levels, which we continue to expect sometime in late 2016,” he added. Read More Here...
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