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Affordability Concerns Lower Consumer Confidence

The latest iteration of Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) for April decreased by 4.7 points to 68.5, its lowest level since May 2020, as rising mortgage rates and inflation pushed buyers to question affordability.  All six of the index’s components ...

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Remodeling Survey Shines Light on Homeowner Sentiment

Discovering why homeowners choose to remodel can reveal unexpected insights into attitudes and expectations about the current housing market. According to the latest Remodeling Market Index (RMI), released quarterly by the National Association of Home Builders, the number of homeowners ...

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The Week Ahead: Catching Up With the Fed

This week the Fed will release its May Consumer Credit Report and most recent Balance Sheet. Last month the Fed found that consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 3-1/4 percent. Take a look at what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Housing Market Sentiment Rises to Near-Record High

The index showed that four of the six components questioned posted net positive gains. The Good Time to Sell component increased 13 points in September compared to the prior month, with 52 percent indicating that it was a good time to sell, up five percentage points from last month.

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Survey: Three In Five Americans Believe Country is Still in Midst of Housing Crisis

According to the survey, of the three in five Americans that believe the housing crisis is not over, 41 percent believe we are “still in the middle” of the housing crisis, while 20 percent feel “the worst is yet to come.” This is an improvement from 2014 where 70 percent of Americans felt the housing crisis has not passed, while 77 percent felt the same in 2013.

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Survey: Consumers Generally Positive But Still Cautious Toward Housing

Consumer sentiment toward the economy took a slight step backward in April, with the percentage of respondents who said the economy is on the right track fell by one percentage point down to 42 percent. Meanwhile, the share who said the economy is on the wrong track increased by one percentage point up to 49 percent.

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