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Mixed Signals in Fannie Housing Survey
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Fannie Mae said on Thursday that while
the results of its April National Housing Survey showed some improvement in housing
sentiment, it was "likely not enough to trigger any breakout improvements in
housing market activity this year."
Indeed, some of the results showed respondents to be a little conflicted
about housing and their choices.
Sixty-three percent of respondents
indicated that they would prefer to buy a home at their next move, up from 60
percent in March, but those who said it is now a good time to buy fell by four
points to 63 percent. The share of those
who thought it is a good time to sell remained stable at 46 percent which is
the survey high.
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