Apocryphally, Black Friday is the day when retailers finally turn a profit on the year (not the color of your mother’s bruises getting you a Cabbage Patch doll). Yes, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the only profitable month and it’s so profitable it makes up for the losses of the remainder of the year.
Real estate is waiting for its own turn at profitability from the depth of the Recession. You may be cowed into thinking that all of that is behind us. Nope. You may think that Dallas has recovered. Nope.