Boost From Buyers: Confidence in Housing Up

Confidence in housing again met an all-time high in September in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), propelled by optimism from buyers, including renters. The HPSI overall posted 88.3 in September, 0.3 percentage points higher than the month prior. “The biggest driver for the increase in the HPSI is the rebound in the […]

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Confidence in Housing Doubles Back Toward All-Time High

Confidence in housing doubled back in August toward the all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with home sellers’ optimism rebounding from July. The HPSI overall posted 88.0 in August, 1.2 percentage points higher than the month prior and moving toward the Index’s record high, reached for the second time in […]

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Confidence in Housing Doubles Back Toward All-Time High

Confidence in housing doubled back in August toward the all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with home sellers’ optimism rebounding from July. The HPSI overall posted 88.0 in August, 1.2 percentage points higher than the month prior and moving toward the Index’s record high, reached for the second time in […]

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Home Sellers Are Making Bank in Today’s Market

Home sellers are making bank in today’s market, realizing a 24.1 percent, or $39,900, gain in 2016, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Sellers on the West Coast—where home prices have rocketed since the recession—saw higher returns, with those in Oakland, Calif., taking home the most at 78 percent, or $235,000. Duration is key. […]

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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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REALTORS®: Home Staging Cuts Time on Market

Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale. Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home cuts down the time it spends on-market, with the majority believing it “greatly” reduces the window, according to the new 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Seventy-seven percent of […]

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Confidence in Housing Again at All-Time High

Confidence in housing is again at an all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), showing the share of home sellers who believe now is a good time to sell reaching a new record in June—a sure sign of a seller’s market. The HPSI overall posted 88.3, up 2.1 percentage points from […]

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Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south

Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, “The sky is falling,” phone call from a buyer’s agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too …