November 19, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — It’s been a giant year for the housing market. As we round out the remaining two months of the year, let’s recap. Most markets shed listings, resulting from strong sales and sluggish seller activity. There has been a general easing of foreclosures and short sales, meaning distressed listings are dragging prices down less than in recent years. So it’s both about market fundamentals and market composition.