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Residential Construction – July 2018

Residential Construction July 2018 We are recognizing that the problem for housing today is coming from the supply side. Throughout our discussions with builders over the past 12 months, they unanimously indicate that business is almost too good – they can’t keep up. Unlike the housing collapse in 2008-2010, where demand-side issues were fueled by the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, this time, pressures are mounting on developers & builders, struggling to meet the needs of their markets. Potential for housing is still high, but regulations, pricing, land, labor and other demographics and employment influences are hampering potential for new construction. As these countervailing forces have intensified, we [...]

Residential Construction – July 20182018-08-29T20:19:19+00:00

Housing – August 2018

Residential Housing August 2018 Despite what some indicators may show, the housing market is still red-hot.  Single-family starts are still up over last year, with the overall weakening coming from the multi-family segment.  We are holding steady with our forecasts for the remainder of 2018. Interested in learning more about what we are seeing and our forecasts, then click here to talk to us today. Implication Price go up – Demand go down.  Lower inventory on the market is driving prices up and keeping homeowners from listing. They are telling us they don’t want to move because of expensive [...]

Housing – August 20182018-08-29T19:59:42+00:00

Housing – July 2018

Residential Housing July 2018 We are recognizing that the problem for housing today is coming from the supply side. Throughout our discussions with builders over the past 12 months, they unanimously indicate that business is almost too good – they can’t keep up. Unlike the housing collapse in 2008-2010, where demand-side issues were fueled by the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, this time, pressures are mounting on developers & builders, struggling to meet the needs of their markets. Potential for housing is still high, but regulations, pricing, land, labor and other demographics and employment influences are hampering potential for new construction. As these countervailing forces have intensified, we [...]

Housing – July 20182018-08-29T19:47:47+00:00

Products

Products used in and around the home Interested in learning more about what we are seeing and our forecasts, then click here to talk to us today. Implication Amazon is kind of a big deal. For every $100 spent at retail in 2017, including motor vehicles dealers and food services, a little more than $3.00 is spent at Amazon.

Products2018-08-29T18:25:42+00:00

Distribution Channels

Distribution Channels Retail Sales figures can tell a lot… if looked at from different perspectives. From our research, one could conclude from the total retail sales reports that growth is weaker than prior to 2008. But, is it? No, not when looking at them as a spend per household plus private business establishment and adjusting for inflation. Real $ Sales ‘per capita’ have climbed above the pre-recession period. It’s all about perspective. Interested in learning more about what we are seeing and our forecasts, then click here to talk to us today. Implication Retail Sales have been growing at [...]

Distribution Channels2018-08-29T18:27:10+00:00

Consumer Shopping and Purchasing

Consumer Shopping and Purchasing Interested in learning more about what we are seeing and our forecasts, then click here to talk to us today. Implication Amazon is kind of a big deal. For every $100 spent at retail in 2017, including motor vehicles dealers and food services, a little more than $3.00 is spent at Amazon. Implication Not only is retail spending shifting to online, but preferences for eating out have shifted spend away from other categories. Implication Inflation rate is below FED’s targets [...]

Consumer Shopping and Purchasing2018-08-29T18:28:20+00:00

Economic Influences – August 2018

Economic Influences August 2018 Unemployment indicators continue to trend down. Labor supply problems persist and participation in the labor force continues to hold steady at 64%.  We continue to point to labor issues as a supply side problem and one that will take some time to work through. Employment growth continues across all major segments, as do underlying issues of labor supply. Home building and industrial sectors continue to struggle to find the right employees.  Labor costs for both sectors continue to rise and continues to add upward pressure on prices. Our outlook is for durable sectors to slow their rates of growth as supply factors [...]

Economic Influences – August 20182018-09-18T17:09:24+00:00

Economic Influences – July 2018

Economic Influences July 2018 Unemployment indicators continue to show strong growth, but labor supply continues to pose significant problems. Employment growth is up across all major segments, but underlying issues are not shown in these government reports. Homebuilding and industrial sectors continue to struggle to find the right employees. Builders are struggling to find skilled trades and bidding wars are occurring in hot markets driving prices higher. All these issues are contributing to higher costs that are being passed along. Add in the increasing prices of commodities and durables manufacturers are getting squeezed. Our outlook is for durable sectors to slow their rates of growth and [...]

Economic Influences – July 20182018-08-29T19:52:00+00:00