• Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

    2 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam-but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index®. At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers have is on par with the prior year, and they are more keen on macro movements than real estate. In fact, 21 percent of homebuyers were optimistic about purchasing, and 38 percent of homeowners were optimistic about selling-each three-percentage point decreases from July.
    “Consumers are attuned to the divergence between the slowing...
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