Predictions 2014 – Real Estate Trends

phoenix real estate blogDoom and Gloom are in the air as we approach 2014. Just kidding, it’s all happiness and sunshine ahead.

Don’t believe that one either?

Ok, the truth is it’s a mixture of both, as in any good year. We’ll have some ups and we’ll have some downs but in the end things should be looking up. Some of the doom-seekers are saying 2014 will see a decline in homeownership and a tightening of the consumer belt in the economy. Some hope-seekers expect unemployment to continue to drop and the rise in home values to encourage growth in the industry.

Like I said, there’s going to be arguments on both sides. But I think the most important thing to consider before you begin the New Year is this:

Define your goals and how to achieve them.

That’s harder than it sounds but there’s nothing more important. If you don’t know where you want to be at the end of the year how do you know what to do at the start of it.

Set a plan, find a mentor, raise your expectations, and make positive changes in your life. If you can do those things I expect you’ll look back on 2013 as just a stepping stone to a brighter future.

Happy New Year everyone!