Bankrate's Financial Security Index showed that financial security among Americans improved in September 2014.
This monthly survey measures how secure Americans feel about their personal finances compared with 12 months ago.
When asked if home prices in general would go up, down or stay the same over the next 12 months, the vast majority (84%) of Americans said that they expected them to rise or stay the same – 53% of these said they thought prices would rise.
Other key highlights:
Read the survey's key findings.
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