All Posts Tagged: housing market

U.S. Outlook: Retail sales shine in robust holiday shopping season

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
A woman looking at her phone, while shopping

December retail sales came in at a robust pace, and November sales were revised higher, cementing a decent increase in real consumer spending for the fourth quarter.

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U.S. Outlook: Setting up for a better second half

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing consistent rise in median CPI since 2008.

As the U.S. economy nears the end of the first half, what does the second half of the year hold for team USA?

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In the Market: Picking homes, picking agents

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Well-dress man and woman, both holding phones, scouting a neighborhood for a home.

It is one thing envisioning your dream home, but actually making an offer on one is a different ball game!

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U.S. Outlook: Should we worry about the consumer?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing up-and-down trends of retail sales over the past several years.

Despite weakness in January and February data, retail sales are still up a healthy 3.1% from a year ago.

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