Positive Thinking: The Economy

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Things are looking up, economically speaking, and this time, it isn’t mere hear-say. According to the results of the latest Home Index Survey released by PulteGroup, Inc., published by DSNews.com, Millennials are holding positive thoughts about the current state and future of the U.S. economy. In February, 1,000 Gen Y consumers were polled, with a combined 74% reporting that they felt the economy was in the same or better shape as last year. Additionally, 74% reported positive feelings about purchasing things they want/need, including homes. The increased optimisim is leading Gen Yers to believe they can live the lives they want or expect to live in the future. Homeownership seems to be a big part of that future life with 85% of Millennials reporting that they are planning to purchasing a home and 49% planning to do so in the next two years. Millennials report associating owning a home with “happiness” and “achievement.”


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