Home-Buying

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

May 6th, 2018
With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

Confidence in Housing at New Peak

May 8th, 2018
Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five...

Home-Buying Millennials Face Fresh Set of Struggles

May 13th, 2018
Across ages, buyers are contending with a frenzied market—but for millennials, the challenges are different than in generations past, according to a new report by Trulia. An astounding 98 percent of home-buying millennials surveyed for the report are being kept...

For Buyers, Credit Matters—but How Much?

May 20th, 2018
Borrowers not as creditworthy as others often have higher mortgage payments; in fact, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average borrower categorized with credit as “fair” can be on the hook for $21,000 more than a borrower...

Confidence in Housing at New Record

June 7th, 2018
Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose...

Report: Buying Is Eating Up More Income

June 30th, 2018
A bigger piece of the pie. The average homeowner is forking over 17.1 percent of their income for their mortgage, an allocation that has grown from 15.9 percent in 2017, according to a recent report by Zillow. The increase is...

Millennial Buyers Face a Tough Housing Market

July 5th, 2018
(TNS)—Yvonne Jimenez Smith and her husband, Brandon Smith, spoke in whispers recently as they visited a white stucco house they planned to buy on a leafy street in San Jose, Calif. After six months of aggressive hunting, they were on...

Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

July 9th, 2018
The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up...

Confidence in Housing Makes Near-Record Return

December 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing made a near-record return in November in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 87.8 in November, 2.6 percentage points higher than the month prior....

Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

January 1st, 2018
Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the...
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