Fort Myers FLA. Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Over a Decade


Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Over a Decade | Keeping Current Matters

From the Desk of Joe Kendall Broker Associate with Shore Line Realty.

Two recently released reports reveal that the American public is starting to feel much better about the U.S. economy. The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumersshowed that:

“Consumer optimism reached the highest level in the past decade in the January 2015 survey…Consumers judged prospects for the national economy as the best in a decade, with half of all consumers expecting the economic expansion will continue for another five years. The anticipated strength in the overall economy has been accompanied by more favorable income and employment expectations.”

Here is a chart showing results over the last decade:

Consumer Optimism | Keeping Current Matters

As all consumers are feeling more optimistic, more young adults are moving out of their parents’ basements and into a residence of their own. The recent Census report shows that new household formations skyrocketed in 2014. Below is a chart showing the historical significance of the numbers:

Household Formations | Keeping Current Matters


Bottom Line

The economy is definitely improving and, more importantly, the American consumer is beginning to feel much more confident. This should lead to a very robust real estate market in 2015.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJoe Kendall Broker • February 10 2015 01:23PM


That is great information.  I have a family member that will be relocating to the area within the next six months.  

Posted by Misty Spitler Jenkins, Building a Relationship one Client at a time! (Skyline Team Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Misty, I would love to help you and your clients! When your ready, please feel free to call my directline at 239-560-0726 




Joe : )



Posted by Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe" (Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands) over 5 years ago