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Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)¬†for February 2016:

  • The HPSI rose 1.2 percentage points in February to 82.7.
  • The share of respondents who say it is a good time to buy rose 4 percent to 35 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say it is a good time to sell fell 2 percent to 7 percent.

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The preliminary March 2016 Money Anxiety Index:

  • The index is 62.8, the same as the final reading in February.
  • This indicates that consumer attitudes and anxiety about money is unchanged month-over-month.
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The preliminary Money Anxiety Index for March 2016

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Last week’s most recent market news:

Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • Rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.64 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 3, 2016.
  • This is up from last week, when the average was 3.62 percent.
  • It’s down from a year ago, when the average was 3.75 percent.

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Mortgage Bankers Association’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) for February 2016:

  • The MCAI was¬†unchanged month-over-month at 123.8 in February.
  • Of the four component indices, the Conforming MCAI saw the greatest loosening (up 1.0 percent) over the month.
  • The Government MCAI was up 0.6 percent).

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