A real estate consumption remodel

Mood of the Market

The premier event for luxury agents and brokers
Luxury Connect | Oct. 16-18 | Beverly Hills

So often, analysts focus on what buyers are thinking and doing as a key barometer of consumer confidence and the state of the economy. In real estate, however, everyone who makes a monthly mortgage payment is technically "consuming" housing, so it makes sense to pay attention to what homeowners and would-be sellers are doing and not doing, too.

For example, one group whose decision-making vis-