With a housing shortage and high price tags on homes, potential homebuyers are not feeling great about the housing market. But the numbers in a recent NAHB report show that people are slightly more optimistic than in 2018: emphasis on “slightly.”
According to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Trend Report, only 21% of people planning to purchase a home think it’s getting easier to do so.
On the positive side, it’s an improvement from last year’s report, when 19% of the survey respondents said the same thing.
Conversely, 68% of homebuyers say they expect searching for a house to get harder or stay the same, which is less than the 71% who also thought so in 2018.