Multi-Sector How has Covid-19 impacted housing-related sentiment?

Every quarter, UBS Evidence Lab surveys over 2,000 US consumers about their housing intentions. The latest survey, conducted in March, saw noteworthy movement in several key measures relative to December 2019.

15 Apr 2020
  • The share of people who expected home values to be higher in six months decreased to 39% in March from 45% in December.
  • The share of homeowners who intended to refinance in the next 12 months rose to 36% from 28%.
  • This refinancing intention was the highest ever recorded in the survey.

Share who expect home value to be higher in 6 months

Source: UBS Evidence Lab

Share who intend to refinance their homes in the next 12 months

Source: UBS Evidence Lab