2018 Q4 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey

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  • In the fourth quarter of 2018, 63 percent of people believe that now is a good time to buy a home, which is consistent with the previous quarter and is the lowest percent recorded since the collection started in 2015.
  • Thirty-four percent believe that strongly, and 29 percent believe that moderately.
  • Only 37 percent of people believe that now is not a good time to buy a home.
  • Seventy-three percent of people believe that now is a good time to sell a home, which is the lowest recorded since Q4 of last year. Small declines in the fourth quarter were also reported in 2016 and 2017.
  • Twenty-seven percent believe that now is not a good time to sell a home.
  • Sixty-three percent of people believe that prices have gone up within their communities in the last 12 months, which is a decrease from Q3 2018 at 70 percent.

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HOME Survey December 2018

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63% of people surveyed believe now is a good time to buy a home in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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