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Consumers are more confident in housing than ever before: Fannie

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"Households remain upbeat about economic activity but have more mixed attitudes toward the housing market," said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. "While home selling confidence remains strong and more consumers on net expect mortgage rates to decline over the next year, respondents walked back some of.

Consumer confidence in housing hit an all-time high in February, according to Fannie Mae’s most recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), part of its National Housing Survey. The index increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to a score of 88.3. The share of Americans who reported that now is a good time to buy [.]

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Now is a "good time" to buy or a sell a home, according to more Americans. The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose to 88.3 percentage points in February, an all-time high and an increase of 5.6 percentage points since February. The HPSI also increased 5.6 percentage points year-to-year.

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