My Predictions for 2018

Good news:

)      Long-term investors- including banks, GSEs, and insurance companies- take a serious look at the impact of climate change on their bottom line

2)      The high-performance home market continues to gain traction, particularly in the new construction market

3)      Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to rise

4)      Backlash against climate-change deniers increases

5)      Science/data makes a comeback

6)      The National Association of REALTORS┬« makes major advances at the intersection of sustainability and real estate

7)      Inman makes sustainability a key talking point

Bad news:

1)      Stock market experiences a correction

2)     Interest rates rise

3)     Affordability remains a major concern in the real estate industry