I agree with Jim's Crystal Ball comment. Historically, corporate relocations occured during summer to allow for the family move, but since the recession relos occur if and when the employer decides or there is a job change necessitating a move. Interest rates are another factor for 2013.
NAR is a wonderful resource for information, as is the Federal Reserve and Washington Post but all they can report is past events. Also these are usually national averages meaning the hard-hit Las Vegas, San Francisco and FL markets are skewing the stats. Look at your local numbers for the best, most accurate information so you can form realistic expectations... more