It has been a while since the strength of the economy and the sentiment of the buying sector were so positively aligned going into the Holidays as they were in November 2014. By virtually any measure, the U. S. economy demonstrated more activity and resilience than was expected coming into 2014.
After the spring of 2014, however, all segments began to boost the economy. With low interest rates persisting, homes values climbing back to pre-recession levels and a surprising 40 percent decline in the price of oil and gasoline in the third quarter, business and consumer confidence is very high going into 2015.
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