Consumer outlook not to blame for slowing existing-home sales

Existing home sales have dropped sharply for two consecutive months now. Economic indicators are still generally beating analysts’ expectations, but not by as much as they were just a month ago. Our estimate for Q1 GDP growth slips to 2.0%, as real consumer spending continues to lag the fourth quarter growth rate.

John Lewis and Next became the latest retailers to warn of a consumer spending slowdown on Thursday. The slump could have big consequences for the UK economy.

Implications: Existing home sales retreated in March after posting the second largest monthly gain on record in February. Sales fell 4.9% for the month, returning to a more moderate pace. Despite the negative headline number, Q1 as a whole posted a 1.2% gain over the Q4 2018 average, the first quarterly gain after four consecutive declines.

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A NATIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & REGIONAL office market update FOR NEW YORK This research report was prepared for The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY by Ken McCarthy, Chief Economist, Cushman & Wakefield. The national economy remains in slow growth

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Retail sales grew a solid 0.6% in May, while April data was revised into the black, 0.3%. General merchandise sales are continuing their strong run. Motor vehicle sales were expected to slow but.