Tuesday, 27 September 2022 | The Latest Buzz for the Appraisal Industry

Consumers Think It's a Terrible Time To Buy, But They're Also Fairly Terrible Housing Forecasters

Fannie Mae conducts a monthly survey on homebuying sentiment, officially known as the Hope Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI).  It tracks buyer/seller attitudes on whether its a good time to buy/sell in addition to price/rate expectations.  Given the ongoing surge in prices and the recent surge in rates, the latest results hold few surprises. One thing to understand about the HPSI is that it benefits from components that don’t necessarily have a positive impact on the

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