What are some of the key indicators of the health of the market. Being in the business over 23 years I have sen many different cycles in the real estate market in Northwest FL. Not to over complicate things, I have boiled the health of a market down 3 different segments: JOBS, JOBS, and JOBS. Job growth or shrinkage in a market is the key indicator that I look at. Are job numbers increasing or decreasing....very simple. You can dig deeper if you want to by looking at what jobs are coming in and what jobs are leaving. That will give you a deeper understanding of what is going to take place in your market over the following 1-5 years. Study, become educated, read and listen are the tips I would give you when looking to invest in a particular market. There are an endless number of periodicals, websites and other media that allow for easy research. Go to it and take some time this Christmas season to not only study markets, but also study the One who makes markets possible....Jesus.