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Strong Economic Growth on the Horizon

According to a new report from Fannie Mae, the U.S. is still poised for strong economic growth this year, despite lower-than-projected numbers during the first two quarters. How much will it grow exactly? Read on to find out.

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Looser Zoning Regulations Crucial to Economic Growth

According to new analysis, loosening zoning regulations in the nation's most productive cities could help spur economic growth. These regulations are keeping developers from building new housing opportunities. Ultimately, this restricts Americans to more affordable, smaller cities where they're less productive.

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Fed Keeps Rate As-is Amid Economic Optimism

Despite sluggish economic growth in Q1 and the widely held assumption that the Fed would raise rates at least two more times this year, the Federal Open Market Committee opted to keep the federal funds rate as is at its May meeting. Raised in March, the rate currently sits at 1 percent. The Committee cited job gains and lower unemployment as factors in its decision.

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Fannie Mae Keeping Its Outlook Steady

The April Economic and Housing Outlook report from Fannie Mae paints a steady picture of an economy the GSE expects to give no big surprises. The combination of potential political unrest home and abroad and a smoothly growing housing market are keeping the GSE’s predictions on the safe side. Still, housing is a significant bright spot this year.

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