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Americans More Confident in Housing Than Ever Before

Americans More Confident in Housing Than Ever Before -

Americans are more confident about their housing prospects than ever before, with more believing now is “a good time” to buy or sell a home, according to the just-released Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), which hit high point after high point in February.

“The latest post-election surge in optimism puts the HPSI at its highest level since its starting point in 2011,” says Doug Duncan, chief economist and senior vice president at Fannie Mae. “Millennials showed especially strong increases in job confidence and income gains—a necessary precursor for increased housing demand from first-time homebuyers.”

8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers

8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers - (MCT)—Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers’ buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. DON’T: Skip appointments. For sellers, “the No. 1 complaint is not showing up after you’ve set an […] [Daily Real Estate News]