Flicker of Hope in an Uncertain Housing Market

November 14, 2019
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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.

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