Fannie Weighs in on Homebuyer Sentiments

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 9, 2018 1,260 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Weighs in on Homebuyer Sentiments Related Articles Previous: HELOC Equity Withdrawals Hit a Low Next: Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential?center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: consumers Home Prices Home Sellers Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Inventory Jobs consumers Home Prices Home Sellers Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Inventory Jobs 2018-07-09 Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago American homebuyers were feeling a little less positive about buying a home, but homeowners were a little more positive about selling one in June, according to Fannie Mae. The agency’s June Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) dropped 1.6 points from May. That brings the index total to 90.7.However, June’s numbers are down compared to April and May’s HPSI totals, which were the highest on record. The index is up 2.4 percent from a year ago. Overall, the index has been on a fairly steady climb since 2011, a few drops aside. And despite the dropoff from May, June’s numbers seemed generally cheerful. Also, the net share of respondents who said now is a good time to buy a home actually remained unchanged in June, and the net share who said that now is a good time to sell increased 1 percent.Compared to two years ago, sentiment towards selling is dramatically higher. In June of 2016, the share of respondents bullish on it being the best time to sell was 18 percent. Last month it was 47 percent. Meanwhile, the share who said it’s a good time to sell has been largely level, right around a steady 30 percent, these past two years.These numbers suggest to Fannie Mae’s SVP and chief economist Doug Duncan that the index might have reached its plateau point.  “Tight supply and lackluster income growth continue to weigh on housing activity, and consumer expectations for home price growth over the next 12 months have moderated,” Duncan said. “However, consumers expressed increased optimism about the direction of the economy and their personal financial situations over the next 12 months, with both measures matching previous survey highs this month.”Americans were also less worried about losing their jobs. The net share of those worried dropped 2 percent (to 76 percent), while those saying they made a lot less money than a year ago also dropped 2 percent (to 19 percent).Four percent fewer people said they believe mortgage rates will go down over the next year, and 3 percent fewer said they think housing prices will keep climbing through next year. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Weighs in on Homebuyer Sentiments Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Students rally to welcome cancer patient back to class

first_img Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Cody was a little shy about all of the attention heaped on him as he was welcomed back to school.He said that he “likes” having his hair back, “It’s almost all back,” he said, with a smile. However, he added that the best thing is being back at school.Not only were Cody’s classmates there to welcome him back, so were members of the Troy Elementary School Student Council. The student council members presented Cody’s family with a gas gift card to show their support during these difficult times. The extended length of the chemo treatments caused Cody to lose his hair. When his hair began to come back, there was a large area where no hair would grow.“The doctors at Children’s Hospital told us about a surgery that could replace the hair Cody had lost,” Youngblood said. “It was not a hair implant. It was a tissue expander.”The two-stage surgery was planned around Christmas break. Cody didn’t rejoin his classmates until this week.“I’m glad to be back,” Cody said. “I missed playing with my friends. I like school. It’s fun.” Students rally to welcome cancer patient back to class Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Troy Elementary School first-grader Cody Youngblood was welcomed back to school Wednesday in kid-king fashion. Ice cream and cake, Michael Jackson on the boom box and high-fives from friends made for a perfect welcome-back for the 7-year-old who has battled cancer for most of his life.“Cody got sick when he was a year old,” said his mother, Jessica Youngblood. “He wouldn’t eat so he was so skinny. He could hardly stand up and his skin looked like it was going to come off his body.”It was not until Cody was two years old that he was diagnosed with what, his mom said, was a disease similar to leukemia.“The doctors in Birmingham diagnosed Cody and he had to take chemotherapy treatments for five years,” Youngblood said. “For the first year, he had to take chemo two times a week. For three years, he had to take the treatments once a week. Then it went down to every two weeks, then every month and then every five months. Now, he’s in remission.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Patty Duke to deliver lecture Academy Award-winning actress and best selling author Patty Duke will deliver the 16th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University… read more Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Published 9:49 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011last_img read more

How managers can get better results by asking better questions

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A manager’s ability to bring out the best in their direct reports is hugely affected by whether they engage them in conversations about what they, the manager, can do to help their direct report perform at their best. The usefulness of these conversations depends, in large part, upon the quality of questions the manager asks, because:When you ask people better questions, you get better answers, and therefore, the information you need to get better results from them.In this article, you will find a list of questions that will lead to productive conversations yielding valuable engagement and productivity-enhancing information from each employee.You will only use a few questions in any one conversation, given the depth of information each one can potentially provide.Questions 1-7 are a great way to start the process off, especially with new hires. Because the questions are about past managers and past employers, they require less candor and courage than answering questions about their current employer and current manager, i.e. you. Because of that, you can get incredibly useful information on how to bring out the best in them in a non-threatening, non-intrusive way. continue reading »last_img read more