National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators Archive

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National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators

Monthly National Housing Survey Archive


The following is an archived list of Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators report. The survey assesses consumer sentiment toward owning and renting a home, the current state of their household finances, views on the U.S. housing finance system, and overall confidence in the economy. The survey was designed to gain a better understanding of current attitudes toward housing and to track changes in these attitudes. Click here for results from the most recent survey.

February 2014
Housing Recovery Expected to Press On Despite Recent Volatility in Consumer Attitudes
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January 2014
Consumers Positive About Access to Mortgage Credit; Views Toward Economy Improving
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December 2013
Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans' Housing Sentiment Bounces Back From an Autumn Dip
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November 2013
Cautious Consumers Stalling Housing Momentum
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October 2013
Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Debate a Real Downer on Consumer Economic and Housing Sentiment
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September 2013
Consumers in Cautionary Holding Pattern as Fiscal Policy Debate Unfolds
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August 2013
Consumers Well-Attuned to the Housing Market: National Housing Survey Results Reflect Current Market Conditions and Concerns
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July 2013
Americans Not Deterred by Rising Mortgage Interest Rates; Expectations for Improvement in Housing Sector Continue
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June 2013
Consumer Mortgage Rate Expectations Spike as Buying and Selling Sentiment Wane; Outlook on Housing and Finances May Spur Potential Homebuyers to Act
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May 2013
Americans' Optimism About Buying and Selling a Home Hits Record Levels; Shift in Attitude May Foreshadow Gradual Increase in Housing Supply
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April 2013
Consumers Tip Scales of Home Price Change Expectations; Majority Now Believe Prices Will Climb in Next 12 Months
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March 2013
Americans Consumers' Positive Housing Attitudes Withstand Fiscal Concerns; Many Indicators Holding At or Near All-Time Highs Despite Sequester
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February 2013
Americans Expect Home Prices and Mortgage Rates to Increase; Attitudes About Economy and Household Finances Remain Flat
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January 2013
Consumer Housing Sentiment Continues to Rise as Employment Concerns Wane; More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell
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December 2012
Americans Continue to Expect Growth in Home Prices; Fiscal Cliff Debate Appears to Rattle Overall Economic and Financial Confidence
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November 2012
Improving Consumer Attitudes Suggest Continued Strength in Housing Market; More Americans Believe Economy Headed in Right Direction
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October 2012
Americans' Positive Housing Sentiment Continues Steady Climb, Suggests Solid Footing for Durable Recovery; Increase in Home Purchase and Rental Price Expectations May Support Home Sales
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September 2012
Consumer Attitudes on Housing Continue Summer Season's Gradual Upward Trend; Americans' Overall Economic Sentiment Shows Marked Improvement, Some Areas Post Record Highs
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August 2012
Americans' Outlook on Housing Continues to Inch Forward Despite Dip in Overall Economic Confidence; Recovery Across the Housing Market Will Likely Be a Gradual, Long-Term Climb
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July 2012
Consumer Expectations on Housing Remain Upbeat Amid Cautious Economic and Financial Outlook; Pickup in July Jobs Growth May Help Ease Americans' Concerns
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June 2012
Americans' Optimism About the Economy and Personal Finances Stalling Despite Underlying Continued Confidence in the Housing Market; Consumer Attitudes Demonstrative of Macroeconomic Indicators
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May 2012
Consumer Sentiment Appears to be Reaching Plateau Heading into Summer Season; Americans' "Wait and See" Attitudes Indicative of Decelerating Job Growth and Flattening Macro Trends
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April 2012
Consumer Attitudes Continue Positive Incremental Trend Despite Slow Job Growth; Home Price Expectations and Share of Americans Who Think it is a Good Time to Sell Their Home Continue to Increase
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March 2012
Americans' Expectations Align to Encourage Home Buying; Respondents Expect Significant Rental Price Rise
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February 2012
Consumer Attitudes About Personal Finances and Housing Stabilize Alongside Positive Economic News
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January 2012
Fed Actions Drive Mortgage Rate Expectations; Consumer Home Price Expectations Continue Upward Trend
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December 2011
Consumer Attitudes Improve in December
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November 2011
Indicators Show Consumer Concerns Stabilize in November; Downward Slide of Consumer Sentiment Appears to Have Halted
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October 2011
October Monthly Indicators Show Consumers in a Pessimistic Holding Pattern
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September 2011
September indicators show Americans still very pessimistic about the economy, home prices, and household finances
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August 2011
August monthly indicators show Americans' pessimism on the economy, home prices, and household finances continues to deepen
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July 2011
July monthly indicators provide timely insights into key consumer attitudes driving sentiment about the economy, household finances, and housing choices
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June 2011
June National Housing Survey shows key changes in Americans’ attitudes toward housing and the economy over the last year
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1996-2003
Fannie Mae conducted housing surveys on an annual basis prior to launching the Monthly National Housing Survey series
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