Confidence in Housing Teeters

After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-four percent of homebuyers were optimistic about purchasing—a four-percentage point dip from June—and 41 […]

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Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up by 2.4 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-eight percent of homebuyers are optimistic about purchasing—no change from […]

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Why AI could be the next big thing in mortgage approval

With many expressing dissatisfaction about the speed of the current loan approval process, artificial intelligence (AI) may soon play a major role in deciding how much mortgage one can get.

White House wants to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Trump administration is proposing a sweeping reform of how the federal government supports housing finance by calling for the full privatization of mortgage-backed securities giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Fannie Mae chooses top 3 affordable housing solutions to develop

The first stage of Fannie Mae’s challenge to find an interesting solution for affordable and sustainable housing in the country is finished — proposals from teams in Florida, Ohio and Colorado were selected to develop and implement their ideas with guidance from the mortgage lender.

Freddie Mac will offer job search assistance to rural homeowners

The initiative is targeted toward homeowners who already have Freddie Mac Home Possible mortgages, a category of mortgages with 3 percent to 5 percent down for homeowners with low income or in underserved communities.

Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Peak

Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five points year-over-year. “The latest HPSI reading edged up to a new survey high, showing that […]

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Confidence in Housing Jumps at Spring’s Start

Confidence in housing jumped in March in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with the HPSI overall posting 88.3, 2.5 percentage points higher than one month prior and 3.8 percentage points higher than one year prior. The boost was fueled by homebuyers preparing for real estate season this spring, says Doug Duncan, chief […]

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