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Thoughts on the 2012 Housing Market


A colleague and Banker friend of mine asked me to answer some questions about consumer confidence and the housing industry. I thought I would share my response. 

The atmosphere in our country is poised for change. Based on recent polling numbers, our Nation is not happy with Congress or the current Administration. Being an election year we will see the usual ebb and flow of the temperature of consumer confidence. If the majority of people are pleased with the change in direction of our Federal Government we can continue to see consistent spending numbers.

I think the housing industry is recovering from a massive party. The industry enjoyed loose regulations, binge sales, and other reckless activities. The industry woke up with a massive hangover. The repercussions of the over indulgence flooded the market and tightened credit. As with any sharp pain there is an equally intense reaction in the other direction. 2012 will be the beginning of the new “normal”. Investors, Lenders, Real Estate Agents still remember the pain that was inflicted. There has been enough time pass that we have hopefully been able to look back and see where bad judgment was made. This will be the first opportunity to see if we can handle our lending and housing policies appropriately.


Author: Anna-Marie

As a real estate professional, my job is to consult and guide my clients through the rigors of the real estate buying and selling process. In a market in constant flux, my role is to help my clients take advantage of ever-changing opportunities while avoiding any potential pitfalls they may encounter. In pursuit of my clients' goals, it is important to me to make the distinction that I'm not a salesperson trying to convince people to buy or sell a house or a piece of land. I am a person who enjoys helping people, which is why I love what I do. It is also why I take seriously my role as a professional consultant who guides clients through an often convoluted process to help them find the perfect fit for their needs. If you are interested in speaking with someone about real estate who approaches this business very seriously, and who focuses squarely on you, contact me. I offer a free, first time consultation to anyone looking for answers to questions about real estate. Let us begin there. Buying or selling real estate is an enormous investment — often the biggest you'll ever make. You require, and deserve, the best. I am here to provide the best real estate consulting services available.

2 thoughts on “Thoughts on the 2012 Housing Market

  1. I am going to be optimistic and say it is going to be a good year for real estate. The worst is past us. Yes, we may see some high foreclosure numbers but it will be offset by the growing demand gained from low interest rates and affordable prices.

  2. Thank you, I agree. The worst is behind us and hopefully we have all adapted to the ‘new normal’.

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