The housing industry is in the dumps, but the head of the Wisconsin Realtors Association remains "upbeat."
Home sales in the state were down more than 16-percent from July through September, compared to the same period last year, but Association President Bill Malkasian stills sees good things ahead. He says there are signs that the housing market will recover as Congress and a new President focus on fixing the economy.
Malkasian says the housing market is usually the first area to show signs of an economic downturn, but it's also the first sector to recover when the economy gets back on track.
Malkasian is also hoping economic stimulus packages at the state and federal levels will help to revive the market.