Home prices are back - and with a vengeance. That's my pick for the top story of 2013.
That, and questions over whether the Fed's $85-billion-a-month campaign to keep interest rates low are actually inflating a new bubble.
OK, that number will soon be reduced by $10 billion, but given the Fed's wariness over pulling out this key economic prop, it's not clear how long even this modest reduction will last.
Dear BREN readers and comment board club members, what were the most important real estate trends in 2013, in your view?
I know you have your opinions, so please don't be shy.
It can also be personal - if you bought or sold a home in 2013, that's a big deal and I would love to hear about that as well. In fact, it would be great to hear more about house hunts, the good, the bad and the ugly.
And sellers, did you hit the jackpot this year, or at least made a little money the sale? How was it finding another house to buy?
Write forcefully but be polite to your fellow readers and comment writers - let's call a holiday truce on snarky putdowns and replies.
I'll feature some of the comments in a special blog post next week. Got to play though to be a winner!
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