The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016 – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016 – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com:

It’s almost the new year. Get ready to break out the Cristal: We had a great 2015—the best year for housing since 2007. And our forecast here at realtor.com® projects an even better year in 2016.

Housing Starts in U.S. Drop to Lowest Level in Three Months

Housing Starts in U.S. Drop to Lowest Level in Three Months:

Housing starts dropped 3.8 percent to a 1.1 million annualized rate, the weakest in three months, from a 1.14 million pace the prior month, a Commerce Department report showed Wednesday in Washington. The median forecast of 76 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was 1.17 million. Permits, a proxy for future construction, were little changed.

Here are 5 reasons that investors are likely to bet on real estate in 2016

Here are 5 reasons that investors are likely to bet on real estate in 2016:

The year is already shaping positively for real estate worldwide. To be sure, that could change. However, a solid U.S. economy and strong demand for housing and business space throughout the world should keep the real estate industry percolating. A recent report by the real estate company Collier’s International indicates as much.