Home Purchase Sentiment Slips Despite Positive Economic Outlook

National Mortgage News, Mar. 8, 2021–Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Continuing optimism about the direction of the economy and the job market belies the downward movement in overall consumer sentiment about the housing market for February, Fannie Mae said. Its Home Purchase Sentiment Index declined for the third time in the past fourth months, falling to 76.5 from 77.7 in January.