Jun 7, 2013 Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Apr 30, 2013 Home prices rose 1.2 percent in February and were up 9.3 percent since last year, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index.
Jan 29, 2013 The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.
Nov 29, 2012 Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Oct 26, 2012 A new set of beetles is taking North America by storm, and this time the casualty is the lumber industry. What does this mean for home building and other lumber needs in the U.S.?
Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Sep 27, 2012 While consumer confidence may be higher, business executives are less bullish
Sep 26, 2012 We’re getting another pulse check on housing later this morning. The numbers on new home sales for August come out today, and they’re expected to be pretty good. How does an uptick in housing affect the job market? Turns out, they are pretty closely linked.
Sep 25, 2012 Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.