Jobs, Housing Most Important to Consumers

The National Association of Realtors released survey results completed on its consumer site The results show that jobs and housing are two of the most important issues to consumers and will continue into 2012.

This is consistent with what economists have been saying this year. In June, both David Crowe, chief economist with the National Association of Home Builders and Kermit Baker, chief economist with the American Institute of Architects said the job market must recover first before the housing market will show any recovery. Both economists echoed these sentiments again in August when the July jobs report was released.

“We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and home ownership issues affect all Americans,” NAR President Moe Veissi, Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates says in the release. “The results of this survey show that many Americans understand that.”

NAR says these two issues will play a major factor in the 2012 presidential election. Will these issues play a factor in your vote in the next election?