One month into the new year and since the real estate market tends to pick up in the spring, we wondered about the forecast for 2012. Matt Carre of Remax Rocky View says things look promising.

The numbers aren't ready to release yet for January, in Airdrie, but Carre says the month showed strength with lots of activity and home showings. Even some of the higher-end listings are selling now after dragging through 2011. Carre states that pricing has been flat for almost three years, although in 2012 small gains are expected in the vicinity of 2%.