Commercial Real Estate to Soften, but Still on Solid Footing

Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and investor appetite in smaller markets should keep the sector on solid ground, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) quarterly commercial real estate forecast. Backed by the ongoing stretch of outstanding job […]

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Consumer Confidence Keeps Improving

Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a moderate improvement in July,” said Lynn Franco, […]

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Consumer Confidence Ticks Back Up

Consumer confidence ticked back up in June, posting a 118.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index fell to 100.6, while the Present Situation reading rose to 146.3. May’s reading was 117.6. “Consumer confidence increased moderately in June following a small decline in May,” said […]

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Consumer Confidence Wanes after 15-Year Spike

Consumer confidence waned in January after spiking to a 15-year high in December, posting a 111.8 reading in The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®. The Expectations reading of the Index fell to 99.8, while the Present Situation reading rose to 129.7. December’s reading was 113.3. “Consumer confidence decreased in January after reaching a 15-year high […]

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