Consumer outlook not to blame for slowing existing-home sales

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The extent to which the economic slowdown, or possible recession, would last depended in large part on the resiliency of the U.S. consumer spending, which made.

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With mobility on the decline, existing home sales might not have that much more room to improve. A recent report by the National Association of Realtors showed repeat homebuyers expect to live in their current home for 15 years (first-timers expect to remain in their home 10 year), up from 9 years (6 years) in 2006.

Unfortunately, May real retail sales growth was only 1.3% YoY. Except for existing home sales, all releases this week maintained a downward trend line.

Volatility defines first-quarter home sales, California takes big hit Volatility defines first-quarter home sales, California takes big hit After a strong February, existing-home sales took a U-turn in March. While buyer conditions heat up and mortgage rates remained low, consumers took a patient approach – especially in the expensive West Coast markets.

Economic and Financial Markets Monthly Review & Outlook Detailed Report May 2013.. We expect that consumer spending growth will moderate in the. Existing Home Sales (SAAR) New Home Sales (left scale, thousands)

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That is, Powell is likely to continue with a gradual approach to normalizing interest rates and a slow, predictable shrinking of the Fed’s balance sheet. The main difference between Chair Yellen and Governor Powell is in regards to financial system regulation, with the latter favouring a lighter regulatory touch.

Something to keep in mind is that the summer months can be slow for stocks in general. Meanwhile, existing home sales are projected to edge up just a bit, from a pace of 5.19 million to 5.24.

If growth in GDP starts to slow down. not have a significant impact on profitability, I think growth in GDP has a big influence on the success of Ford Europe. As I previously outlined, there is a.