The following list was put together by a veteran housing economist, asked by HousingWire for his opinion on the near-term future of the markets we cover daily. Here's David Berson's take on the 3 things you need to know about housing in 2014.  Read the entire article here.

No. 1: 2014 should prove to be the strongest year for housing activity since before the Great Recession.

No. 2: Demographics should start to favor housing activity.

No. 3: Mortgage availability shouldn’t worsen and may improve.