After an 11 percent drop in expected holiday spending from $1,014 per consumer in 2013 to $900 in 2014, holiday shoppers plan to spend 3 percent more in 2015.
Traffic peaks on Black Friday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. So getting their early in the morning, or later in the evening, are good strategies.
Many U.S. motorists are getting an extra holiday gift they may not be expecting next month: a price at the pump lower than $2 per gallon by Christmas.
Consumer advocates have little doubt that, eventually, all Comcast home-broadband users will face this new 300 GB monthly usage cap and a $10 overage penalty per 50 GB above the 300 cap — automatically added to their bill the following month.
Buyers are typically purchasing more expensive homes as prices increase in areas where supplies are most suppressed.
Tuition and fees at the nation’s private and public colleges continued to rise this year at a rate similar to that of the last two years — and these expenses are outpacing both inflation and household incomes.
Five percent of all single family home and condo sales in the third quarter of 2015 were “flipped” within a 12-month period — that’s up 18 percent from a 4.3 percent share one year ago.
Home prices are surging at a faster clip than inflation, meaning that a 5 percent increase in the value of a house now goes further than it did in 2005 or 2006 when the inflation rate was higher.
Buying a home is 23 percent cheaper than renting nationwide for millennials — “and now is the best time to buy since 2012 when interest rates were a tad lower.”
Sales of existing homes showed renewed strength in September following a disappointing and surprising decline in August, but have now increased year–over–year for 12 consecutive months.