While the prospect of an interest-rate hike has given many investors pause in their approach to the housing market, the overwhelming evidence points to a market on the rise.

Home builder confidence is trending up, housing starts reached an eight-year high in September, the pace of permitting is holding strong, and prices and sales are trending up. What's more, the Fed's latest Beige Book gave a vote of confidence to the housing sector, and foreclosures are falling fast:

Say what you want about stock market uncertainty as we approach 2016, but these seven data points seem to add up to a pretty certain outlook for housing in the near future — and that outlook is bright.

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