These 9 quick facts provide a bright outlook for the housing industry as we head into 2015.

68%
of Americans feel it’s a good time to buy a house — Fannie Mae November Housing Survey
39%
of consumers say it’s a good time to sell a house — Fannie Mae November Housing Survey
458K
new homes sold in October — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
5.5%
12-month increase in median existing home price from October — National Association of Realtors
4.8M
job openings on Oct. 31 — Bureau of Labor Statistics
21K
specialty trade contractor jobs added in November — Bureau of Labor Statistics
70%
of adults are unaware of down payment assistance programs — NeighborWorks America
$971
billion in total construction activity in the U.S. for October — U.S. Census Bureau
31%
of homeowners are living payday to payday — Freddie Mac