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Study: How Much Americans Spend Annually on Household Bills

While households nationwide continue to struggle with the increased cost of living, doxoINSIGHTS’ 2023 State by State Bill Pay Market Report revealed the average American is spending almost $25,000 per year on household expenses, with 73% of consumers reporting that inflation is currently impacting their ability to pay bills.

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Housing Market Confidence Remained Flat in June

“Confidence in the housing market appears to have plateaued at a relatively low level, suggesting that many consumers may be coming to terms with elevated mortgage rates and high home prices,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist.

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Increasingly Bleak Real Estate Expectations for Potential Homebuyers

“Consumers also indicated that they don’t expect these affordability constraints to improve in the near future, with significant majorities thinking that both home prices and mortgage rates will either increase or remain the same over the next year,” said Mark Palim, Fannie Mae’s VP and Deputy Chief Economist.

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U.S. Home Prices Rise 8.7% Month-Over-Month

First American reports that between September 2022 and October 2022, rose nearly 9% month-over-month, with the rapid annual decline in affordability driven by a 12% annual increase in nominal house prices.

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Slowing House Price Appreciation Expected to Continue

Having slowed from recent peaks, house price appreciation in all top 50 markets analyzed in the latest study from First American revealed the housing market is adjusting to the decline in affordability as the hot pandemic sellers’ market transitions in favor of homebuyers.

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Housing Sentiment Slips Again, Nears Record Low

According to Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Index, the percentage of Americans that believe now is a good time to buy a home decreased alongside those who expect mortgage rates to go down in the next year. Meanwhile, the percentage who say it is a bad time to buy increased to 75%.

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