American Confidence In Housing At An AllTime High

Dated: August 13 2019

Views: 45

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High | MyKCM

https://www.mykcm.com/2019/08/12/american-confidence-in-housing-at-an-all-time-high/


Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.

Great News! The index reached its highest level since Fannie Mae began their survey. Breaking it down, the report revealed:

  • The share of Americans who say it is a good time to buy a home increased from the same time last year.

  • The share of those who say it is a good time to sell a home increased from the same time last year.

  • The share of Americans who say they are not concerned about losing their job over the next 12 months increased dramatically (16 percentage points) from the same time last year.

  • The share of Americans who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months increased dramatically (24 percentage points) from the same time last year.

The day after the index was released, Freddie Mac also announced the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate fell to its lowest level in three years.

Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae explained the uptick in the index:

“Consumer job confidence and favorable mortgage rate expectations lifted the HPSI to a new survey high in July, despite ongoing housing supply and affordability challenges. Consumers appear to have shaken off a winter slump in sentiment amid strong income gains. Therefore, sentiment is positioned to take advantage of any supply that comes to market, particularly in the affordable category.”

Bottom Line

Consumers are feeling good about the real estate market. Since Americans are not worried about their jobs, see mortgage rates near an all-time low, and believe it is a good time to buy, the housing market will remain strong for the rest of the year.


Tricia Glover, Realtor

The Glover Team, Inc.

540-846-0185

http://tglover.liveinfredericksburgva.com

Blog author image

Tricia Glover

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the Northern Virginia Area. It's not the same everywhere, so you need....

Latest Blog Posts

The Question Is Carpet Yes Or No

Carpet Comfort for Your BedroomThe bedroom, particularly the master, is your personal haven. Part of what can make it cozy is a sumptuous carpet. But with so many types and styles, how do you?

Read More

What About Brunch

LIFESTYLEWhat Time is it Considered Brunch?LYDIA GREENEIf you were to ask me, "what time is brunch?" I would say that brunch is an innovation of mankind, one that cannot be truly defined. In my

Read More

Did You Know

Tricia Glover, RealtorThe Glover Team, Inc. 540-846-0185http://tglover.liveinfredericksburgva

Read More

Sellers And Buyers Are Both Feeling More Optimistic In Todays Market

People are feeling better about the real estate market, both on the buyer and seller side—so if you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a home, now is a great time to make a.

Read More