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Rosier Economic Sentiment Boosts Housing Attitudes in January
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:30 AM

Fannie Mae's 2017 Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased in January by 2 percentage points to 82.7. The HPSI is up 1.2 percentage points compared with the same time last year.

  • The net share of Americans who say it's a good time to buy a house fell by 3 percentage points to 29 percent, matching the survey low from May and September 2016.
  • The net percentage of those who say it is a good time to sell rose by 2 percentage points to 15 percent.
  • The net share of Americans who say that home prices will go up increased by 7 percentage points in January to 42 percent.
  • The net share of those who say mortgage rates will go down over the next 12 months remained constant this month at -55 percent.
  • The net share of Americans who say they are not concerned about losing their job rose one percentage point to 69 percent.
  • The net share of Americans who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago rose 5 percentage points to 15 percent in December, reversing the drop in December.

Source: Fannie Mae