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Latest Consumer Confidence (August 2015)

Consumers are confident, even as the stock market gyrates and shakes. Rising employment and a solid boost to housing equity for a majority of households are evidently more than sufficient to overcome the fall in the stock market. Specifically,...

Latest New Home Sales (July 2015)

New home sales increased by 26 percent from one year ago. It’s a further proof of the housing market strengthening. Amid stock market gyrations residential real estate appears a very safe place to invest particularly given the current housing...

Latest Consumer Price Index (July 2015)

There is no inflation to speak of, but rents are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly seven years. The smiles from lower gasoline prices are quickly getting cracked by the hard squeeze on higher housing cost, which...

Latest Housing Starts (July 2015)

Homebuilders broke ground at the fastest pace in eight years. A fresh supply of new homes will therefore reach the market in upcoming months to help relieve the inventory tightness. There is no need to worry about an oversupply....

Latest Employment Report (July 2015)

Job gains continued in July, thereby providing a solid foundation for home buying and commercial real estate leasing activity. Not all is alright, however. Part-time employment still remains above normal and wages are barely rising. Job gains in the...