Items Tagged with 'Home Purchase Sentiment Index'


  • Fannie Mae: Confidence in housing falls in February

    Reverses last month’s increase
    Americans’ confidence in housing fell slightly in February, reversing gains from the previous month, according to Fannie Mae. But while it reported an increase in job insecurity, an increased share also said their incomes are significantly higher than this time last year.
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  • Americans gain confidence in housing as home prices rise

    Increasing share saying now is a good time to buy
    Fannie Mae’s latest survey shows Americans continue to gain confidence in the housing market, not just despite, but even because of rising home prices. Over the past year, home prices have continued to rise, threatening affordability, and housing inventory is falling dangerously low. However, despite these setbacks, Americans continue to hold a positive view of the housing economy.
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  • Americans less confident in housing market as 2017 closes

    Those expecting rental price increases reaches record high
    Americans began to feel less confident in the housing economy as 2017 came to a close, reversing the increase in optimism from the previous month. Fannie Mae’s survey shows that as 2018 begins, the number of those expecting increases in rental prices hit an all-time high.
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  • Renters suddenly say now is great time to buy a home

    Less Americans expect to see home prices rise
    Renter’s shift to saying "now" is a good time to buy a home is a significant change from August, when Americans agreed it was the right time to sell, but not to buy. Not only did renters show a jump in confidence in the buyers’ market, but many Americans also think the days of rapidly increasing home prices may have reached an end.
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  • Americans agree: Time is right to sell, but not to buy

    Home prices created widening gap on buyer vs. seller market
    The gap in confidence continues to widen between the share of consumers who say now is a good time to buy and those that say now is a good time to sell. The net "good time to sell" share is now double the net "good time to buy" share, with record high percentages of consumers citing home prices as the primary reason for both perceptions.
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  • More Americans than ever say now is a bad time to buy a home

    Fannie Mae home purchase sentiment index falls from all-time high
    After hitting its all-time high in June, Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased in July as less Americans showed confidence in the housing market. Not only do they continue to say now is a bad time to buy a home, but now a higher share also answered that now is a bad time to sell.
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  • It’s official: Fannie Mae survey shows it’s a seller’s market

    Housing sentiment drops slightly in May
    Fannie Mae’s consumer sentiment survey shows for the second time in the survey’s history, more consumers claim it is a good time to sell than those who claim it’s a good time to buy a home. But Fannie Mae warns the lack of housing supply is making seller’s hesitant to list their homes over concerns about finding a new home in the competitive market.
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  • Fannie Mae: Consumer housing optimism rebounds in April

    Americans say now is a good time to buy
    After the slight dip in confidence in March, consumer optimism rebounded in April, even hitting a new survey high regarding the ease of getting a mortgage. Only one section of the survey saw a decrease in optimism – less Americans reported that now is a good time to sell.
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