March 16, 2018

Consumers to See More Green This St. Patrick’s Day

Make sure to don green to ensure the “luck o’ the Irish” come March 17.  St. Patrick’s Days ranks among the year’s most popular eating drinking […]
February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Spending May Reach $20 Billion

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year.  This is an increase from last […]
January 18, 2018

Multifamily Housing Stable in 2018

Though multifamily housing starts are projected to slightly moderate 2018-2019, production levels are expected to remain in a steady range considered normal.  According to the National […]
December 24, 2017

A Jolly Holiday: Spending Up 3.6% This Season

Consumers are getting into the holiday spirit with plans to spend more this year than any previous year, according to an annual report by the National […]
December 20, 2017

Almost 50% of Renters Pay Too Much

Nearly half of all renter households – almost 21 million – were considered cost-burdened in 2016, according to a new report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
October 27, 2017

Best States for Halloween Candy

A recent analysis of Halloween candy purchases found that Oregon tops the list of best states to go trick-or-treating in based on how much money residents spend on […]
September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017: Facts and Figures

Today is Labor Day – the holiday will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, barbecues, road trips, and sports events.  It is the […]
August 18, 2017

2017 Back-to-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year while back-to-school spending is expected […]