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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Sellers will be selling and buyers will be buying

Dec 21, 2016 08:03 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

The Fed will raise rates.

Regulations will be reduced at the Federal level, but all regulations including state, county, city will still add 25% to the cost of a house (per NAHB).

Prices will drop as rates increase.

Cities that see a return of manufacturing, oil production etc. will become hot markets.

There will be a lot of talk about eliminating Fannie and Freddie, but nothing will change.

Dodd-Frank and CFPB will also be considered for the chopping block, but vested interests will see that no real changes take place.

Dec 21, 2016 07:04 PM
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John Pusa
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John Meussner I think, it will be good.

Dec 21, 2016 09:08 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Well, my Chinese horoscope says I'll have a pretty good year.  And who knows?  I think we're in for some very interesting times

Dec 21, 2016 09:36 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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  • I think we will be good for 2017
Dec 21, 2016 08:52 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Robust

Dec 21, 2016 06:42 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Not a soothsayer, and Merlin the Magician iis mum. A

Dec 21, 2016 06:37 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I just had this discussion at lunch yesterday.  My crystal ball (with the crack) says that interest rate hike will stagnate the market. In the Midwest we will have mediocre recovery like 5% tops.

My friend said gang busters because business likes our new Prez.

Dec 21, 2016 06:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The market will continue to be strong in our area.

Dec 21, 2016 06:13 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Dec 22, 2016 02:26 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I think, it is going to be busy for RE people.  Prices are staying high, I hope, they go down a bit so more buyers can afford SoCal property. 

Dec 21, 2016 10:47 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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It depends on the first 100 days I'm told...

Dec 21, 2016 09:25 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I can't comment about the housing market as a whole... it's too hyperlocal. I think Charlotte market will remain strong so long as we are in a thineventory situation.

Dec 22, 2016 05:15 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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There is always a market.

Dec 22, 2016 05:09 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh, how I wish I had a crystal ball, John Meussner!  I am cautiously optimistic - I really do feel good about our local market but, nationally is something I wouldn't dare speak on!

Dec 21, 2016 07:43 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it will continue to grow in my area but at a reduced rate.

Dec 24, 2016 05:15 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think it's going to be a great year in my market. 

Dec 22, 2016 08:23 PM
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Bob Crane
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My crystal ball is looking cloudy today, will wait and see.

Dec 22, 2016 06:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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As far as predictions on this subject go, I agree with Jeff Dowler.

John -- good post, by the way.   

Dec 22, 2016 05:14 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Love the answers so far. I am hopefully optimistic but know well that what goes up, must come down. It is just a matter of when.

Dec 22, 2016 04:02 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John Meussner I attended a webcast from Buffini & Company - excellent. 

Dec 22, 2016 03:34 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
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It  does not matter what the market does....It matters what I do. I will do what it takes to get the share of the market I need. 

Dec 22, 2016 02:15 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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2017 is going to be an awesome year......awesome.

Dec 22, 2016 01:19 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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congratulations on the well deserved Feature, John.... and the bottom line is to continue to stay focused and work consistently to find new, fresh listings.... dig deeply...

Dec 22, 2016 12:30 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I think it'll be good.  Not too many crazy changes unless the economy tanks.

Dec 22, 2016 12:21 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

My crystal ball is celebrating the festive season right now and therefore, is not working on predictions.

Dec 22, 2016 10:27 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I believe it will be a great year. The new administration intent is to increase the productivity of the economy which in turn translates to optimistic consumer confidence.

Dec 22, 2016 09:47 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I agree with Jeff Dowler although I', crossing my fingers for....BOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!

Dec 22, 2016 09:35 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm in a market that slowed significantly two years ago when oil and coal was hit hard. I expect the energy industry to rebound in 2017 and we have other businesses moving into our community. This, and the low rates, should create a buyer's market for a year or so. My concern is that rates will jump too high, too fast and weaken buying power. Time will tell!

Dec 22, 2016 09:33 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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We might see the trade-up market come back strong...slow at the top and steady business for first time buyers

Dec 22, 2016 08:39 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I think overall it will soften. 

Dec 22, 2016 08:21 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good.

Dec 22, 2016 08:15 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I also wrote a blog about predicting the housing market . I will read yours and hope you read mine .

Dec 22, 2016 07:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Worry about interest rates going up but think we will have a great first half of the years in sales, after that depends on how high the rates go.

 

Dec 22, 2016 07:28 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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It will be a good year and though rates will be higher, buyers still will be buying and sellers will want to sell.

Dec 22, 2016 06:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Onward and upward!

Dec 22, 2016 05:38 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Buyers are not holding back out of fear of more rate increases. Sellers are feeling better after the election and willing to take the next step. Listing their homes and moving up. So more homes on the market and more buyers equals a good year

Dec 22, 2016 05:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I anticipate/predict increasing media babble about a bubble.

Such babble may be overwhelmed by media who has  orchestrated a schemed retaliation to the Trump Triumph.

For two years the local news has reported record real estate sales. IT is only a matter of time until they tire of good news and can not fight the 'Chicken Little' urge.

Dec 22, 2016 05:08 AM