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Real Estate 2012: Many Positive Outlooks


There is a growing belief among many experts that 2012 will be the year housing turns the corner and starts heading in a more positive direction. Whenever we write a post like this, we unleash the hordes of critics who say we are again wearing rose colored glasses or are puppets being controlled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and other industry groups.

It is for that reason we will not be covering the projections of those groups. Instead, we want to share the beliefs of other organizations.

Washington Post:

“Housing Market and Economy Showing Encouraging Signs.”

The Wall Street Journal:

“From Bottom Up, Signs of Housing Recovery”

USA Today:

“Housing Outlook is More Upbeat”

CoreLogic:

“CoreLogic’s chief economist Mark Fleming says housing statistics and the duration of the downturn to date indicate 2012 may be the year the housing market begins to turn the corner.”

Freddie Mac:

With the New Year comes a sense of cautious optimism. There are some positive signs in the job market and consumer confidence; housing is starting to raise hopes for continued gradual economic recovery.”

Fannie Mae:

“The housing sector will likely take incremental steps forward in 2012 …according to economists at Fannie Mae.”

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9 Responses to “Real Estate 2012: Many Positive Outlooks”

  1. Fort Myers property management January 24, 2012 at 10:28 am # Reply

    We should always hope for the best. There's nothing wrong with being positive. I think it's much better than just lying around and thinking nothing good will happen. Personally I think 2012 will be much better for all of us.

  2. Cverne January 24, 2012 at 10:58 am # Reply

    I have decided that we will make this a better year by being honest but positive with everyone we have contact with.  Negativity breeds negativity and there is enough of that without those of us in the industry joining in...

  3. Darryl & JJ Jones January 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm # Reply

    Great post! While I'm always trying to stay positive, but sometimes its hard to convince potential clients that there really are things to be hopeful for. This is great resource for proving that there is reason to hope! 

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