And 21 percent said they expect their personal finances to get worse in the next 12 months. This is up from just 17 percent last month.
But, "consumer confidence in the housing recovery remains firm in the face of budget sequestration and other fiscal policy concerns," according to the press release. " Although more Americans indicate greater pessimism regarding their personal finances and the economy, they continue to demonstrate optimism across key housing market measures."
48 percent continued to believe that home prices will increase over the next year.
The 12-month home price change forecast however fell to 2.7 percent in March, from 2.9 percent the previous month.
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