Consumer Confidence Archive

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 Consumer Confidence (June 2015)

A good-paying job today but an anxiety about a job cut tomorrow does not inspire confidence.  Good thing that the job market has consistently been improving.  No surprise then that more Americans are expressing a greater confidence about the...

Net Operating Income Increases in 48 Percent of REALTOR® Commercial Markets

Commercial fundamentals continued on an upward trend in the first quarter 2015, despite a slumping economy, however the pace moderated. Net absorption rose across the property types, driving rents higher. As employment gains are expected to continue into 2015,...

Latest Consumer Confidence (March 2015)

Consumers are becoming ever more confident.  That is a very good sign for home sales.  Only by believing in a better future will consumers make expenditures that are longer-lasting. In March, the consumer confidence index rose to 101.3.  An...

Consumer and REALTOR® Confidence

Consumers are becoming ever more confident in the economy.  Continuing job gains, lower gasoline prices, and rising home values are likely contributing to the sentiment.  Interesting though, that REALTORS® were feeling less optimistic in the past month. The latest...