Dan Goldman on what’s next in 2016

The Lenders One CEO explains why sellers will have an edge next year

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Inman is interviewing industry thought leaders to find out what’s next in 2016. Here's Dan Goldman, the interim CEO of Lenders One. Want to weigh in on what’s next? Take our survey. Are you optimistic about 2016? The economy? Why? There are many reasons to be optimistic about 2016. Key economic indicators suggest stability and growth. Unemployment is decreasing and consumers are more financially savvy. The real estate market is strong, and while inventory may be tight, historically low rates coupled with more stable consumer confidence and decreasing unemployment are all factors resulting in people entertaining and pursuing homeownership. Beyond the broader economy, home ownership is more than just an economic decision. For example, according to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the primary reason for purchasing a home, at 30 percent, was the desire of people to own homes of their own. The housing market? Why? T...