By most all measurable accounts, 2013 has brought everyone an upturn in the Residential Real Estate Market. Whether or not this will continue through 2014…we shall see. Nov and Dec always lead to a slow down in the # of listings that hit the market in most areas, however, this year should be interesting to monitor. As most everyone is aware, inventory has been creeping up over Quarter 3, cooling the high level of appreciation many markets saw in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of this year. I’m interested to see if the inventory #’s creep downward in Quarter 4….How might this affect Quarter 1 of 2014. Certainly, a slight decrease in inventory during the Holiday months will be beneficial for Holiday home sellers…but will it lead to a quick flood of new inventory right after the New Year?