Forecasts and Commentary

The market environment changes frequently. MBA's highly regarded economists provide current economic data that factor into industry business decisions on a daily basis. Our forecasts and commentary help you better understand and analyze different trends and changes in the industry - past and present - to strategize for the future.

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This is MBA's forecast of key indicators of economic health such as GDP, consumer spending, employment and interest rates. View Archive.


This is MBA's mortgage originations forecast, along with estimates of major housing market indicators. View Archive.


Each month MBA economists provide commentary and insights on the current mortgage finance and economic climates. View Archive.

Historical record of single-family, one- to four-unit loan origination estimates. Last updated December 2023. 

Historical Mortgage Finance Forecast

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