Post-Election Housing Sentiment: Too Soon to Tell?

Too soon to tell? More Americans expect home prices to rise, according to Fannie Mae’s recently released Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI)—but that expectation is likely muddled by the charged election atmosphere, which has resulted in opposing attitudes toward housing. The amount of Americans who said home prices will rise increased four points to 35 […]

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Trulia: How did the election impact the American dream?

According to Trulia’s latest study, homeownership could remain low due to wavering belief in the “American Dream” of homeownership …

Surveying the American Dream: Housing Optimism Swings Post-Election

Attitudes toward housing have swung since the outcome of the election, with consumers expressing opposing expectations of the market to come, according to Trulia’s recently released 2017 Housing Outlook Report. Post-election, the report shows, Republicans felt positive toward the market next year, anticipating better buying conditions; Democrats, however, felt less positive. “While it’s still too […]

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Trump wins Inman readers’ vote in pre-election poll

Last week, we asked you to share how you’ll be voting in the upcoming election. Although surveys and anecdotes from sources inside and outside of the real estate industry, such as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and The Washington Post, revealed that m…

107 economists pick the housing market’s top Presidential hopefuls

When 107 economists and researchers dished on whether housing values would fare better under blue or red leadership, their average answer was neither — we’d hedge our bets on purple. That is, economists marked their resounding preference for the more …

Donald Trump called real estate brokers ‘bloodsuckers,’ yet he is one

When presidential candidate Donald Trump made a disparaging remark about real estate agents and brokers at a campaign rally last month, many listeners may not have realized that “The Donald” is one of their own. That’s right. Donald J. Trump — the Rep…

Political potholes will make the road back to economic progress a rocky one

A holiday week, thin for new economic reports, markets quiet. One subject rises in importance above all: politics! We are in a political transition unprecedented in our national history. From the Civil War until recently our two political parties were …