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Optimism grows among sellers, buyers

Sep 09, 2016
Consumers have a fairly optimistic 12-month outlook on housing at the end of the summer home-buying season, according to Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. The optimism is buoyed by confidence in the job market and more favorable expectations regarding their personal finances compared to a year ago. 
Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index showed a slight upward trend overall during the spring and summer of this year. For the third consecutive month, the share of Americans who say now is a good time to buy a home rose 1 percentage point to 34 percent in August. The share of Americans who say now is a good time to sell dropped 5 percentage points from an all-time survey high in July to 15 percent.
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