Feeling pretty confident in the housing market? You’re not alone.

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), which draws from their National Housing Survey data to assign a number to consumer’s home purchase sentiment, rose 3.4 points in April 2018 to 91.7—up 5 points from April 2017 and an all-time high for the survey.

The survey saw five out of six HPSI components rise in April, with an especially strong increase in people reporting that now is a good time to sell (up 6% from March). Other factors that play into consumer confidence in the housing market include the share of Americans who report not being concerned about job loss (76%, an increase of 5% over March) and people reporting a significantly higher household income over the previous year (18%, up 1% over March).

The Takeaway

You’re not likely to find more confidence in the market than we’re experiencing at this moment in history. So, if you’ve been thinking about making a move to buy or sell, now’s the time.

 

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