Strong September for Housing Market

US Housing Market Up in September

ESA Great Graphs | First-time homebuyers fueled a brief housing rebound, as home sales perked-up in September. Prices appreciated year-over-year for the 55th straight month.

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Housing Market Continues to Slide in August

US Existing Home Sales | August 2016

ESA Great Graphs | Housing market slides again in August, this time with alarmingly low inventory available to meet demand. Median prices continued their 54-month trend of increases.

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July Home Sales Drop, Prices Up

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ESA Great Graphs | With housing inventory hovering near historic lows, US existing home sales declined in July, while pricing surged again.

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Ten Years, 10 Points

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Ten points in ten years.

No, we’re not talking about Jackie Moon’s all-time ABA points total.

Ten years ago, in July 2006, Detroit’s Big 3 accounted for 55% of YTD US auto sales (year-to-date vehicle sales for the first seven months of 2006). In July of 2016, we have seen those same three automakers — granted, Chrysler is now FCA — contract to a total of just 45%.

One might guess that Toyota or Honda grabbed a large portion of those 10 massive points of share — worth 1.75M vehicles on an annual basis. But as the chart clearly demonstrates, the balance of share is dispersing in the auto market.

There are “other” automakers, like Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Audi, BMW — and even VW, despite its recent emissions issues — that have accounted for the majority of this seismic shift in the US auto market.

Looking for up-to-the-minute automotive intel for YOUR market? Follow ESA Car Keys, or tune into ESA’s Top 5 Minute video series, especially Adam Armbruster’s segment on automotive profitability challenges from ESA’s Top 5 Big Digs Webinar on August 24, 2016.


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Adam Armbruster, ESA & Company | Real. Local. ResultsAdam Armbruster is a Senior Partner in the retail and media strategy firm ESA & Company. He can be reached at adam@esacompany.com.


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That Makes It 52 Straight Months

Existing Home Sales | June 2016

ESA Great Graphs | US Existing Home sales rose slightly in June; the headline here is 52 straight months of price appreciation. However, there are signs of a potential slowdown.

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Housing Market Propping-Up Home Spending?

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ESA Great Graphs | The housing market might not be all the way back, but signs of increased spending around the home are present in many markets. (Jake Winchell, ESA)

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Housing: Highest EHS Pace in Nearly a Decade

US Existing-Home Sales | May 2016

ESA Great Graphs | The May US Housing market was Exhibit A for supply (tight) and demand (high), leading to a new peak in average existing-home prices.

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Ad Blocking To Rise Double-Digits Again

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ESA Great Graphs | Publishers and marketers concerned about ad blocking are adjusting strategy to reach their targets.

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Mixed May in US Auto Market

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ESA Car Keys | May saw in increase in the SAAR to 17.37M units, but a 6.1% drop in volume versus May 2015. GM and VW were both down big (-18% and -17.2%, respectively).

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April Housing Market Keeps Chugging Along

EHS: April 2016

ESA Great Graphs | April’s US housing market increased even in the face of tight inventory and accelerating prices. And that makes it 50 straight months of YOY gains in median existing-home pricing.

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