Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) Says Inflation Will Drive Rates Higher – Details and Forecasts; plus Manufactured Housing Stock/Investing Updates


In the minds of some economists, news announcements like the one below has just been a question of time. For example, CNBC reported on October 28, 2021 that: “As inflation escalates, traders are expecting a more aggressive response … interest rates three times in 2022 as price pressures increase.” Others have been talking about something like this for some time, given the Biden-era inflationary rates. So, the announcement below by Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group is hardly a surprise. Following their media release to MHProNews, there will be a brief analysis and related commentary, before pressing ahead to our daily business news market-moving headline recaps and stock market snapshots.



Inflation Remains Primary Macroeconomic Concern, as Fed Contemplates Additional Action

Mortgage Rates Expected to Drift Northward to 3.5 Percent by 2023, Due in Part to Likely Monetary Response to Inflationary Pressure

Inflation is a key forecast concern for the economy, according to the November 2021 commentary from the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The ESR Group’s expectations for inflation were upgraded meaningfully in the near term to average 6.2 percent on an annual basis in the fourth quarter. The forecast anticipates the recent price gains to begin to moderate over the coming quarters as temporary factors begin to wane, but the build-up of stronger, underlying inflationary pressure suggests that inflation will remain significantly above the Federal Reserve’s two percent target through 2023. The Fed is therefore expected to begin hiking its target rate in 25-basis-point increments beginning in Q4 2022. However, if inflation continues to exceed expectations, there is increasing risk that the Fed will begin raising interest rates even earlier. The principal risks to the forecast remain the pace of global supply recovery, the availability and cost of labor, and the extent of Federal monetary and fiscal largesse.

The ESR Group also published for the first time its expectations for 2023 real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which it projects at 2.1 percent, very much in line with the pre-pandemic domestic growth trend. Over the next few quarters, the forecast expects the primary drivers of growth to be inventory restocking by businesses and increased spending on services by consumers. Expectations for full-year 2021 and 2022 economic growth remained largely consistent this month, with 2021’s projection revised downward by 0.1 percentage points to 4.8 percent and 2022’s projection revised slightly upward by the same amount to 3.7 percent.

“The Fed is in motion, pushed by inflation running ahead of their forecasts and looking less transitory than they had anticipated. They left themselves some room for policy change by committing to the speed of tapering assets for only two months, where adjustments could be made thereafter,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “Economic growth continues to slow, but not precipitously; and as rates have not yet reacted strongly, housing and mortgage activity remain very strong. Market participants will have one eye on the monthly inflation releases and the other eye on the Fed in the months ahead. How credible investors, business leaders, and consumers find the Federal Reserve’s evolving beliefs regarding the passing or sustained level of inflation and resulting monetary policy actions will be key – their choices will impact economic growth as well as housing and mortgage activity.”

On housing, the ESR Group revised upward its expectations for 2021 home sales but downward its projection for 2021 home construction. While mortgage demand remains strong, homebuilding continues to be constrained by supply chain bottlenecks and a lack of specialty trade labor, although the ESR Group expects some of those constraints to ease in the coming months, enabling 4.8 percent growth in single-family home starts and 13.9 percent growth in new single-family home sales in 2022. With regard to mortgage originations, the ESR Group expects purchase volumes to total $1.9 trillion in 2021 followed by 6.8 percent growth in 2022 to $2.0 trillion. Refinance volumes of $2.5 trillion are projected in 2021 before slowing in 2022 and 2023 to $1.3 trillion and $1.1 trillion, respectively. Finally, owing in part to the expectation that the Fed will begin to raise interest rates later next year, the ESR Group expects the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to average 3.3 percent in 2022 and 3.5 percent in 2023.” … ##


Additional Information, MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

Among the pull quotes from the above worth noting are these points.

  • On housing, the ESR Group revised upward its expectations for 2021 home sales but downward its projection for 2021 home construction.”

That statement stands in contrast to what Marketplace said what builders told them, as was reported in the report linked below.



Manufactured home owners are often locked out of refinancing, because of a lack of a secondary market. That is per research from the CFPB, see the reports linked below.

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For those who grasp the ‘cause’ of this inflation that Fannie Mae’s ESR is reporting on, it is quite simply the ‘inflation’ of the U.S. money supply. That ‘inflation’ of the money supply means that the purchasing power of the dollar is reduced. The result is ‘higher prices.’ Another result is that price increases are outpacing wage growth. Those who claim that this will ‘mitigate’ sometime in the foreseeable future ought to know better.

Value of $1 from 1900 to 2021: $1 in 1900 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $32.93 today, an increase of $31.93 over 121 years,” per in2013dollars. Let’s rephrase that statement. It means that the 1900 U.S. dollar is now worth about 3 cents today. While that trend tends to benefit some groups, it largely harms those on fixed or lower incomes. While some in the middle class might benefit, large numbers are harmed by this pattern.

Combined with other factors, this explains why the Biden regime’s polling – for both Kamala Harris and Joe himself – are crashing.

Is it any wonder that Biden’s and Harris’ popularity is fading?


While Biden’s polling is crashing, the 45th President, Donald J. Trump’s polling has surpassed Biden’s, despite the fact that Trump is largely limited by much of big tech, much social media, and mainstream big media.

See the related reports for more.


Next up is our business daily recap of yesterday evening’s market report, related left-right headlines, and manufactured housing connected equities.

The Business Daily Manufactured Home Industry Connected Stock Market Updates.  Plus, Market Moving Left (CNN) – Right (Newsmax) Headlines Snapshot. While the layout of this daily business report has been evolving over time, several elements of the basic concepts used previously are still the same. For instance. The headlines that follow below can be reviewed at a glance to save time while providing insights across the left-right media divide. Additionally, those headlines often provide clues as to possible ‘market-moving’ news items.


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(UT-R) has accused the Biden team of implementing policies that harm the poorest and middle class more while enriching the wealthy. Weeks before others in the mainstream media began to flash their ‘inflation warnings,’ MHProNews added first the top, then later the second notice above. When someone has even a basic understanding of the principles of economics, ‘inflation’ was predictable. The question is, will hyper-inflation follow? There are voices on both sides of that debate. NOTE: in many browsers and devices, you can click the image above and expand it to a larger size. Click the image and then follow the prompts.

Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 11.18.2021

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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Equities Closing Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                          • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                          • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
                          • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

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