So why do furniture sales signal a healthy economy? Because furniture can be pretty expensive and most people donít buy it on impulse, they go shopping specifically for furniture.
Some experts say that itís a sign that people are starting to buy big-ticket items across the board, like big-screen TVs. An increased willingness to spend big bucks on replacement furniture after a long period of belt-tightening is a positive sign.
Also: When people start to improve their homes, it means theyíre considering jumping back into the real estate market. And thatís a definite positive for the economy.