Consumers these days are bombarded with information through the Internet. They can read reviews of any product they may be considering to buy. There are consumer reporting and review sites with the stated objective of advising consumers about what is a good deal and what is not. There are consumer product safety sites with loads of product safety information.
It's "information overload" for many, but there is interest in reports by market area as to whether it's more cost effective to rent or buy a home. Over at