ESA on EHS | Year-over-year gains in the January 2020 housing market provide a positive sign for the beginning of 2020. The 5.46M SAAR for the year’s first month was a 9.6% gain over January 2019

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EHS | The US housing market ended 2019 on a strong note (+10.8 YoY for December). Here’s how that effects the 2020 local market in both up and down directions.

ESA Car Keys | 4Q auto sales declined 2.3% year-over-year, and the US market finished the 2019 year at 17.1M units, down 0.7%. This marks five consecutive years of 17M+ units sold. Consumers spent more overall on automotive purchases.

EHS | November’s housing market lifted year-over-year but declined monthly, with prices gaining again on ever-tightening inventory levels.

ESA Car Keys | General Motors, in an attempt to boost disappointing sales of the Chevrolet Camaro, is offering a $3,000 discount exclusively to owners and lessees of the competing Ford Mustang.

ESA Car Keys | Here’s why the initial concerns about the automotive market were overstated, with September numbers reported and three quarters in the books for 2019.

In August, three of the four major regions of the country saw a rise in existing home sales. As sales rose 2.6%, prices were up thanks in large part to continued inventory shortages.

The economy’s biggest pillar — the American shopper — stood steadfast through a summer of mounting economic challenges characterized by soft global growth and trade uncertainty.

How do auto dealers leverage the three tiers of marketing to optimize profitability without the waste? Adam Armbruster and Scott Fink provide a few answers.

ESA Car Keys | Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai posted double-digit gains in U.S. sales last month behind strong demand for light trucks, marking the first time since 2015 all four Asian companies rose 10+% year-over-year.