Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey

The National Housing Survey (NHS) is the longest running (and only nationally representative) survey on the US housing market.

Leveraging the University of Chicago (NORC)’s Amerispeak probability panel, we interview 1,000 consumers a month about owning and renting a home, home and rental price changes, the economy, household finances, and overall consumer confidence. Respondents are asked more than 100 questions, six of which are distilled into a single indicator – the Home Purchase Sentiment Index®, or “HPSI” – designed to provide signals on future housing outcomes.

Learnings from the NHS have been featured in major media outlets nationwide, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNBC, CBS News, and more.

Monthly reports, quarterly special topics, and full data are available here.

Recent NHS Special Topics Include:

Related public studies include:

For more information, please contact Amy Crosby at [email protected]

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