Most indicators point to substandard housing performance in 2015. Many variables such as affordability, foreclosure trends, demographics, among others, will play a role nationally and regionally in presenting opportunities and pitfalls. Joining the broadcast today to discuss the 2015 housing market is Daren Bloomquist with RealtyTrac. Daren joined RealtyTrac in 2001 and has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it transformed into the industry leader it is today. Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on housing and foreclosure statistics and trends. Daren is also managing editor of RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports. The report is cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.