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Confidence in Housing Rises Sharply Among Millennials

As the housing industry mends, younger Americans are expressing greater confidence in the market, according to results from Prudential Real Estate's Q2 outlook survey. Of the 2,600 millennials surveyed in Q2, 71 percent said their perception of the housing market is favorable, up from 65 percent in Q1. In 2011, only 52 percent of Americans aged 25 to 34 held a favorable perception of the real estate market.

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J.D. Power Study Confirms, It’s Still a Buyers’ Market

The real estate downturn has sent home prices tumbling, inflated housing inventories, and prompted stimulus programs that have pushed mortgage rates to record lows and given homebuyers tax breaks and cash incentives. Undoubtedly, it's a buyers' market. A new study released by J.D. Power and Associates Wednesday confirms that with today's bargain-basement market conditions, homebuyers are giving their real estate experiences a thumbs-up. Sellers, on the other hand, aren't nearly as pleased once the deal is done.

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