WASHINGTON (5/11/15)--Fannie Mae’s latest National Housing Survey shows some improvement in housing sentiment, but the government-sponsored enterprise believes it likely won’t be enough to trigger a breakout improvement this year.
The survey results, released last week, are pulled from telephone polls of 1,000 Americans to assess attitudes toward homeownership, rentals and the economy.
According to the survey, those saying they would prefer to buy a home for their next move was up to 63%, after a 6-percentage point drop through February and March.
Other highlights include:
As a whole, the data points seem to mirror Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, which the enterprise said will likely be released this summer.