It may be a countervailing factor in a cooling market, as opposed to a accelerating factor in a hot market. There are a lot of political and economic "plates in the air" right now, and financial markets have been extremely volatile. In recent weeks, the economic indicators have been mostly quite positive, but just weeks ago they were quite negative, so we can't take for granted what direction indicators will go in the near future. We simply don't know. … [Read more...] about What will happen to SF home prices if Slack, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft go public?
“Browsing for things that one doesn’t need fills the time and then clicking ‘buy now’ just naturally follows,” he said. “Consumers may find themselves on page 20 of a search result for a new pair of shoes, a place that when engaged and not bored, they would never reach.” … [Read more...] about Retail therapy for the pandemic: What have we bought and why?