The current US economic expansion has been the slowest since WWII. The expansion cycle is now in its 6th year since the Great Recession low in March 2009. Nevertheless the national economy and the growing real estate markets are still expanding. Real estate forecasts remain bullish through 2015, assuming no unexpected upheaval. There is growing concerns of caution that the long running advance in the US stock market from this point will have diminished returns. Even so many analysts think the US stock market looks better than foreign alternatives. There could be a correction of significance by year end (it came in August-September).