Everyone talks about Calcagni Associates’ “Sales Resume” ads.. and we must admit- they are eye catching! Look for our latest one, running in our local newspapers…
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in June, improved slightly in July. The Index now stands at 65.9 (1985=100), up from 62.7 in June. The Expectations Index improved to 79.1 from 73.4. The Present Situation Index, however, decreased slightly to 46.2 from 46.6 a month ago.
The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was July 19.
Consumers’ appraisal of current conditions eased in July. Those claiming business conditions are “good” declined to 13.8 percent from 14.2 percent, while those saying business conditions are “bad” decreased to 34.2 percent from 35.9 percent. Consumers’ assessment of the labor market was also mixed. Those stating jobs are “hard to get” declined to 40.8 percent from 41.2 percent, while those claiming jobs are “plentiful” decreased to 7.8 percent from 8.3 percent.
On the other hand, consumers were generally more optimistic about the short-term outlook in July. The percentage of consumers expecting business conditions to improve over the next six months rose to 18.9 percent from 16.0 percent, while those anticipating business conditions will worsen decreased to 14.6 percent from 15.8 percent. Consumers’ outlook for the labor market was also more upbeat in July. Those expecting more jobs in the months ahead increased to 17.6 percent from 14.8 percent, while those anticipating fewer jobs edged down to 20.3 percent from 20.8 percent. The proportion of consumers expecting an increase in their incomes, however, declined to 14.2 percent from 15.3 percent.
Source: The Conference Board
Last night’s HGTV’s House Hunters episode, featuring our Realtor Daniela Volo, was awesome! Daniela did a great job and made all of us at Calcagni Associates Real Estate proud! —What was your favorite part of the episode?
~ Ours was guessing which house our clients were going to choose! (we also must admit that seeing our Wallingford office’s conference room on national TV was kinda cool too! 😉 )
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Freddie Mac released recently its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for May showing for the most part encouraging signs with the release of several first-quarter 2012 economic indicators.
According to Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac, vice president and chief economist, “Taken together, the first-quarter data releases provide an encouraging sign for both the macroeconomy and the housing recovery. While not uniformly positive, for the most part the data trend in the right direction.”
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