About the National Housing Survey

About the National Housing Survey and Home Purchase Sentiment Index

Our monthly National Housing Survey® is a nationally representative telephone survey polling 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.

Learn more about the National Housing Survey and the Home Purchase Sentiment Index in the following materials: