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  • Office Vacancies, Energy Prices

    U.S. office vacancies dropped from 16.8 percent in the third quarter of 2014 to 16.7 percent in the fourth quarter. As crude oil and petroleum product prices ended the year with the largest price drops of all major commodities, among commercial property types, retail stands to benefit the most from a lower cost of energy.

    National 06 January 2015 14:13
  • Retail Sales, Gas Prices

    In July, American consumers took a break from an increase in retail spending, and the Energy Information Agency released its latest Short Term Energy Outlook on Wednesday.

    National 14 August 2014 14:52
  • Home Prices Up Annually, Barely Move Monthly; Oil Production to Rise, Gas Prices to Fall

    Home prices nationwide increased 11.8 percent in November 2013 compared to the same month a year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, however, the pace home price increases seems to indicate that the upsurge is slowing down. And according to the Energy Information Administration, next year domestic crude oil will reach the highest level in more than four decades, which is also expected to help drive the price of gas down in the United States.

    National 08 January 2014 15:40
  • Bank Failures to Trickle This Year; Oil, Gas Prices May Drop; Vegas Residential Market Recovers

    The relative size of bank failures has been going down since 2008. The U.S. Energy Information Agency is predicting that the price of oil is going to decline later this year, which might drive the retail price of gasoline down as well. And the Las Vegas residential market, which was a poster child for the impact of the housing bubble, is recovering.

    National 12 August 2013 13:39
  • Economic Growth Still Moderate; Domestic Oil Production Outpaces Imports; Tepid Job Growth

    Economic activity is said to have increased at a “modest to moderate pace" this year. Domestic crude oil output surpassed imports last week. And private employers created 135,000 jobs in May, a relatively low total,

    National 06 June 2013 14:13
  • Senior HomeBuilders More Optimistic; Fed Expands Oversight; Gas Prices Moderate for Summer

    The 55+ Single-Family Housing Market Index increased 19 points year over year to 46 in the first quarter of 2013. The central bank is expanding its oversight beyond banks and into other kinds of financial institutions. And the price of regular gasoline nationwide is expected to average $3.53 per gallon over the summer driving season.

    National 13 May 2013 14:42