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Latest Consumer Price Inflation

It has become easier to breathe with consumer prices falling by the most amounts in six years.  Lower gasoline prices are everywhere. But wait, renters are getting squeezed hard with fast rising rents. Specifically, the overall Consumer Price Index...

Latest Housing Starts

New home construction activity declined slightly in the latest month.  However, the overall annual figure is likely to show an 8 percent gain for 2014. Specifically, housing starts fell 1.6 percent in November from the prior month.  Though a...

Latest Industrial Production

Factory production in America grew solidly in the past month.  This implies that the U.S. economy is brushing aside the weakening European economy and is in no danger of a recession.  Job gains will continue.  Commercial REALTORS® specializing in...

Retail Sales and Leasing

Retail sales are strengthening, likely helped by lower gasoline prices.  This implies continued economic expansion and job creations.  Commercial REALTORS® should anticipate increased leasing activity and higher retail rents next year. Specifically, sales at retail and restaurants rose by...

Metro and State Employment Conditions

The U.S. economy has added 2.7 million net new jobs or by 2.0 percent over the past 12 months to November.  At the state level, North Dakota continues to be the top standout.  Texas and Utah are also red...