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The housing market outlook continues to be optimistic. Research by the National Association of Realtors® reveals that steady job creation and household formation have been helping release pent-up demand. Home prices are primed to rise in 2013 and 2014 due to lagging housing starts and an ongoing inventory shortage. Americans are also feeling confident in the housing recovery. According to a HouseLogic.com article, More than Half of Americans Think Home Prices Will Rise in Year Ahead, Fannie Mae’s April 2013 National Housing Survey revealed 51 percent of Americans now expect home prices to climb within the next year; up from 32 percent at the same time last year.

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Talk to Realtors® about consumer confidence. Are they seeing signs that buyers and sellers are feeling more optimistic? If so, ask for their insights into why the tide might be turning. Talk to consumers for their thoughts on the market.