Housing Sentiment

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....

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

January 13th, 2018
Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers...

Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

August 7th, 2017
Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from...

Confidence in Housing Doubles Back Toward All-Time High

September 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing doubled back in August toward the all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with home sellers’ optimism rebounding from July. The HPSI overall posted 88.0 in August, 1.2 percentage points higher than the...

Boost From Buyers: Confidence in Housing Up

October 9th, 2017
Confidence in housing again met an all-time high in September in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), propelled by optimism from buyers, including renters. The HPSI overall posted 88.3 in September, 0.3 percentage points higher than the month...

Confidence in Housing Slips as Year Winds Down

November 8th, 2017
Confidence in housing slipped from an all-time high in October in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), thanks to less optimism from both homebuyers and sellers—a sentiment somewhat typical for this time of year. The HPSI overall posted...

Economic Gains Spark Confidence in Buying, Selling

March 15th, 2017
Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a good time to buy and 69 percent...

Sudden Surge in Mortgage Rates Tempers Housing Sentiment

January 9th, 2017
Overall attitudes toward housing varied at the close of 2016, with more believing now is a good time to buy a home, but less believing mortgage rates will fall in the year ahead, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment...

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