Homebuying Attitude Perked Up in Q1

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Consumer attitudes about buying a home seem to be slowly swinging back to positive . The National Association of Realtors ® , in its Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey for the first quarter, found 37 percent of respondents strongly believe now is a good time to buy. Only 34 percent expressed that sentiment in the fourth quarter 2018 survey although recent responses are still down from 38 percent one year ago. Only 35 percent of respondents said that this is not a good time to buy a home, compared to 37 percent in 2018’s fourth quarter. The survey also found that a majority of those polled, 53 percent, felt the economy is improving, down from 59 percent at the end of last year. The opinion was strongest among those earning $100,000 or more and those who live in rural…(read more)

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