ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 — The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, and figuring out what may lie ahead in 2013 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors® alike.
Several nationally known economists will share their insights on the state’s real estate market and economy during Florida Realtors® 2013 Real Estate and Economic Forecast Conference on Dec. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The conference takes place at Florida Realtors headquarters, 7025 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822.
“Florida Realtors is bringing together expert economic forecasters to discuss what they see happening in Florida and nationally in 2013,” says Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo. “Realtors who watch this economic conference will gain insight into how the markets likely will develop next year, from the overarching economic environment to the financing climate to conditions in Florida’s local markets. It will be a highly useful program for Realtors’ businesses heading into 2013. ”
Speakers include Dr. Leslie Appleton-Young, vice president and chief economist for the California Association of Realtors® (CAR); Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist for Fannie Mae; Dr. John Tuccillo, chief economist for Florida Realtors; and Pat Reass, a state-certified residential real estate appraiser at Appraisal Group MidFlorida LLC in Winter Haven. Dr. Appleton-Young’s remarks will kick off the conference.
“We’ve made it really easy for all Realtors to attend by going to their local association and being able to participate via a conference webinar,” says 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale. “Be the first to see what real estate trends may be developing for next year.”