Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from June, when the Index reached a second all-time high. The share of homebuyers surveyed for […]

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Largest Source of Mortgage Funds in U.S. Tries to Help Homebuyers Struggling With Student Debt

Fannie Mae has come to recognize the problem people are facing when they’d like to buy a house but they’re hemmed in by tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt. First, in calculating loan applicant’s debt-to-income ratio, the company is no longer factoring in debt that’s being paid by someone else. That means, […]

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Home-Buying Confidence Springs Back

Confidence in home-buying is springing back, with more buyers optimistic about their ability to move off the fence and into the market, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for April. The HPSI bounced back 2.2 percentage points to 86.7 last month, up from 84.5 in March. Those surveyed for […]

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Confidence in Housing Waffles

Confidence in housing is waffling between homebuyers who are uncertain about their opportunities and sellers who are positive about their prospects, according to the recently released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for March. The HPSI declined 3.8 percentage points to 84.5 last month, down from an all-time Index high in February. Those surveyed […]

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