By Les Christie | CNN Money
Sure, plenty of housing experts and economists are expecting the housing market recovery to gain steam in the new year. But a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.
As we head into 2015, here are five things real estate watchers are keeping an eye on.
Big investors cash out. Institutional investors played a pivotal role in the housing market’s recovery by purchasing hundreds of thousands of properties and renting them out.
But now that they’ve realized substantial gains on their investments and home price increases have slowed, many of these landlords may be ready to cash out.