By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
In the past couple of years, it hasn’t always been easy to find bright spots in real estate. Falling prices, declining sales volume, increases distressed properties, tightening credit, unemployment—all of these things have afflicted, and some still afflict, our industry since the downturn began sometime during late 2007 or early 2008 (depending on where you live). And though many experts are starting to call an official recovery in housing, too many things are still too bleak for many of us to agree.
Thus, it may be harder than in years past to figure out what we can be grateful for in our business. For your consideration, though, here are a few things to be thankful for: Continue reading »