COVID-19: impact on home buying and selling in the U.S March 2020

In a March 2020 survey, the development related to COVID-19 which had most affect home buying or selling plans in the United States was the drop in mortgage rates, which was cited by 34.1 percent of the respondents. Fear of recession and stock market volatility followed behind at 25 and 24 percent, respectively. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Special properties

customers who planned to buy and/or sell a home in the next 12 months

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