Zillow sites St Louis as a market that is on the rise
Markets that Zillow thinks have already bottomed include Boston, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa. Zillow is forecasting that Baltimore, Los Angeles and San Jose will bottom this year.
National Association of REALTORS has Optimistic Forecast
NAR chief economist, said we’re seeing the continuation of an uneven but higher sales pattern. “The spring home buying season looks bright because of an elevated level of contract offers so far this year,” he said. “If activity is sustained near present levels, existing-home sales will see their best performance in five years. Based on all of the factors in the current market, that’s what we’re expecting with sales rising 7 to 10 percent in 2012.”