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36% Say Now’s a Good Time to Sell a House

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fewer Americans now believe it’s a good time to sell a house in their area, although most still consider buying one a good investment.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of American Adults now say this is a good time for someone in their area to sell a home. That’s down eight points from last month’s high of 44% and back to the level seen in May. Still, it remains far more optimistic than Americans have been in most surveys since the spring of 2009. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it’s not a good time to sell a house. That's up from 32% in June, but this figure has generally run in the 40s for more than a year now. One-in-four (25%) are now not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 12-13, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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