Homebuilders are warning about earnings, home sales and prices are falling and defaults and foreclosures are soaring.
But Jim Gillespie, President & CEO of Coldwell Banker, remains optimistic.
“I would say that the last ten years were a little unusual in that we had ten great years in a row," Gillespie told CNBC. "Usually, you go five, six or seven years and then cycle down for a year or two before picking up again. Real estate has been a solid investment – a consistent winner in terms of appreciation.” Adds Gillespie: "I think the long-term outlook for real estate is solid.”