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 Housing Confidence Index
"Over the last three decades, we have learned a great deal about the dynamics of home prices. Our research shows that real estate values have enormous wealth effects, but the markets are inefficient, and are propelled by expectations of market participants. These housing confidence data are critical inputs to our understanding of consumer behavior, and where real estate markets and the economy may be heading."

Karl "Chip" Case
   (1946 - 2016)
The Chase Housing Confidence Index™ (HCI) was developed by Pulsenomics to effectively monitor and concisely communicate the pulse of the U.S. real estate market nationally and at individual metropolitan area levels.

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HCI is based upon response data collected from The U.S. Housing Confidence Survey™. Unlike other real estate data, HCI reflects a systematic assessment of prevailing sentiment among both homeowners and renters concerning their local housing market.

HCI cogently summarizes:
  • Assessments of current housing market conditions 
  • Short- and long-term expectations for future home value changes and home affordability 
  • Aspirations for homeownership 
"...these indices will add immeasurably to our understanding of housing markets, with unprecedented detailed information through time and across geographical areas. We have always been mostly in the dark about fundamental drivers of home prices–now that will change.”

Robert Shiller   Yale Professor, Nobel Laureate and Pulsenomics Honorary Adviser

National, Regional, and MSA-specific Coverage

Like familiar economic indices that gauge manufacturing activity, homebuilder confidence, and consumer sentiment concerning the broader economy, HCI summarizes underlying survey data via a weighted diffusion methodology. Calculated on a 0-100 scale, HCI values greater than 50 indicate positive sentiment, and index values less than 50 indicate negative sentiment.

  • An OverviewThe U.S. Housing Confidence Survey™ and U.S. Housing Confidence Index™

In addition to the published HCI data series and summary reports, Pulsenomics produces custom reports and comprehensive cross-tab analyses of HCS microdata upon request. 

Samples:  [ U.S. Housing Confidence Report™ ]  [ Demographic analysis report ]   [ Comprehensive cross-tab analysis ]

Please contact us for more information. 

    Pulsenomics®, Housing Confidence Index™, Housing Confidence Survey™, and Home Price Expectations Survey™ are trademarks of Pulsenomics LLC.