More Good News to follow up on our predictions for 2012

Lawrence Yun, (chief economist for NAR) reports that signs are strong for a sustainable organic recovery.

2012 Home Sales: Positives on Many Fronts

On January 3, 2012, in Breaking News, Economics, by Robert Freedman

NAR released its latest pending home sales index figure last week and for the second month in a row the index is up. But more than that, the index has broken 100. This is significant because the only time since the housing boom collapsed that the index has broken 100 is when the home owner tax credit was in effect. The fact that the index has returned to that level a year since the credit has been in effect means the housing market is strengthening completely on its own, without any stimulus.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is upbeat about 2012 because in a number of areas indicators are pointing upward. Not only are home sales up but housing starts are up and home prices are stabilizing in many markets and heading up in some.

 

 

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Linda Zemler

RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc.

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