Fannie: Economy to Roar on Stimulus

The economy is expected to grow at a full-bodied pace for the year, and boosted further by the stimulus, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for March 2018. Analysts at Fannie forecast GDP growth at 2.8 percent, barring consumers reining in their spending, the impact […]

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Economic Forecast Rosy, but Susceptible to Volatility

Economic growth likely will not succumb to volatility, with GDP forecasted at a healthy 2.7 percent for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for February 2018. There is, however, potential for upheaval, which could have effects in housing. “‘Fiscal Policy and the Fed: […]

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Economic Forecast Hinges on Policy, Tax Reform

The economy could get a lift from tax reform, with homebuyers and homeowners likely having more income, but less in the way of write-offs, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for January 2018. Analysts believe housing will again be marked by short supply this year. […]

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The EB-5 Visa Program: Balancing Risk and Opportunity

For a quarter-century, the EB-5 visa program has helped finance economic development projects across America, sparking job growth and business investment in cities, suburbs and rural regions throughout the U.S.—all at no cost to the taxpayer. EB-5-funded projects span a diverse range of regions and industries, from charter schools in Utah and manufacturing plants in […]

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What confirmation hearings and other rumblings mean for rates

We must now keep track of two universes: the actual financial one and the Trump one. These are alternate universes, not parallel (which would imply straight lines), but are in frequent contact. A pair of charts below shows how disparate the two are …