Wow. 2012 is almost gone. Think about it. We survived not just another year but the end of the world predicted by the ancients. Come on, that’s pretty impressive! As you now realize that you need to buy a new calendar may I help you usher out the old and in with the new with these real estate headlines:

How do you know when it’s the end of the year? Websites start producing lists of things to look for in 2013. KCM Blog has a list of 5 real estate trends to look for in 2013. has an article on The Great Housing Rebound of 2012.

Realty Times wants to remind you that the mortgage rates are still ridiculously low.

Want to own a home in the hottest market in 2013? You’ll have to move to Dubai.

Washington Post reports that home prices rose over the past year and it’s another sign that the market is recovering.

New York City will evidently be home to a pyramid? (image above)

AOL Real Estate has a gallery of the 20 most expensive homes sold in 2012. More than a few Coldwell Banker listings on there.

And in case you missed, this post was the most popular post of the year on the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter blog.

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