Top Reasons to Look Forward to 2013 

With the New Year upon us, it always makes for a good time to reflect on the past year and to think ahead into the future – what lies in store for 2013? Courtesy of REALTOR® Magazine’s online news, here are the top 13 reasons to look forward to 2013:

  • There’s greater optimism about increasing home values
  • More new households are forming
  • Home shoppers are feeling a greater sense of urgency
  • Home ownership remains a goal of members of the Millennial generation
  • Foreclosure starts are falling to pre-housing-bust levels
  • Interest rates should remain low through next year’s selling season
  • Loan demand for home purchases is climbing
  • More Americans say it’s a good time to sell
  • The number of improving housing markets is going up
  • Job creation is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the commercial sector
  • Housing starts are picking up as builder confidence increases
  • As housing values rise and equity returns, fewer home owners are underwater
  • Real Estate is contributing to an overall economic recovery

“That’s not to say there aren’t challenges. Lending remains tight, there’s a large foreclosure backlog, and regulatory challenges and the fiscal cliff loom ahead. But on balance, real estate appears to have a bright future in 2013.”

At RE/MAX Professionals, we are grateful for the awesome agents and staff who are a part of our family. We look forward to another year of growth and prosperity for all our affiliates – and continuing to build a thriving real estate company that is the top choice for REALTORS and consumers! Happy New Year!

Source: Speaking of Real Estate Blog by National Association of REALTORS