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Fannie Mae: Americans come down off home-confidence high

Fewer say now is a good time to buy
Americans came down off February’s confidence high as less said now is a good time to buy a home. However, the percentage of consumers saying now is a good time to sell a home continues to increase. And those who think interest rates will decrease hit a new survey low.
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Consumer confidence surges to 16-year high

Expressed optimism for short-term business outlook
Consumer confidence surged in March to its highest level since 2000, following the optimism seen in other parts of the housing market. Consumers are more optimistic about every area of the economy including the labor market, current and future economic conditions.
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More Americans optimistic about economic future – except Democrats

Survey shows Democrats believe recession is imminent
Consumer confidence increased once again at the beginning of March. In fact, all signs of optimism in the market are up, with the exception of one demographic. Democrats optimism is so low it signals the economy is soon to move into a recession, according to the Survey of Consumers from the University of Michigan.
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Fannie Mae economic growth forecast remains conservative

Taking wait and see approach to Trump’s fiscal stimulus policies
Fannie Mae released this month’s Economic and Housing Outlook, which shows little change in economic growth for the year overall. The mortgage giant explains the administration’s fiscal policy poses both negative and positive risks for the economy.
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Consumers have never felt better about housing than they do right now

Fannie Mae survey shows consumer confidence reaches all-time high
Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever been before, according to a newly released survey from Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows that consumer confidence in housing hit an all-time high in February, continuing a climb in confidence that began in January.
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Independent voters growing more optimistic about economy

Republican and Democrat partisan gap grows wider than ever
The divide between Republicans and Democrats is growing wider as Republicans’ optimism hits new highs and Democrats’ pessimism hits new lows. Independents, however, are growing more optimistic about the future and present state of the economy.
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Consumer confidence retreats in January

Surveys show conflicting results
A survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen shows that Americans are less confident in the economy in January. However, other measures of consumer confidence disagree with that notion. Americans are more confident in their present situation, but less optimistic about the future.
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