Is 2015 the year to sell your house?
Some prospective sellers sound especially bullish on housing. In a recent Trulia survey, the biggest chunk of consumers – 36% – said they expect next year to be much or a little better than 2014 for selling a home.
To be sure, like politics, all real estate is local. Some sellers have stayed on the sidelines in recent years, investing in improvements amid a dearth of buyers. For others, low inventory and rising home prices meant a bidding-war bonanza.
The landscape next year's sellers are likely to encounter depends a lot on where they live. But here are a few broad trends to bear in mind.