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Optimism Buoys National Housing Survey Results

Fannie Mae said today that its monthly National Housing
Survey (NHS) portrayed increasing optimism as both employment and overall
economic figures improved.  More
respondents reported their own financial situations were improving and
attitudes toward housing also brightened.

The share of
respondents who said their household income is significantly higher than it was
12 months ago rose 4 percentage points to 29 percent, and the share expecting
their personal financial situation to improve over the next year increased to
48 percent – both all-time survey highs
At the same time the number of consumers who see this as a good time to
buy a home rose 3 percentage points and those seeing it as a good time to sell
rose 4 to scores of 67 and 44 respectively. 
The latter number is an all-time survey high.ce. 
The survey has been conducted monthly since June 2010.

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