There has been a lot of news coverage about the housing market over the past couple of years. In fact, you might be thinking that the market is like an out-of-control pendulum swinging wildly and in unpredictable ways.

It’s not really like that. However, it’s easy to understand why you might feel concerned, especially if you’re thinking about moving sometime this year.

Here are some things to consider:

• The housing market, including your local market, is actually relatively easy to understand. When there are few homes for sale, but lots of buyers, homes are easier to sell and more difficult to buy. It’s all vice versa when there are a lot of homes for sale and few buyers.

• If you’re selling and also buying, the pros and cons generally even themselves out. You might sell your home quickly in a seller’s market, but then need to be strategic in your approach to finding your next dream home.

• People buy and sell homes in every market, regardless of conditions. There is a solution to just about any challenge you may face. If you’re worried about finding your next home in a competitive area, for example, find out about proven strategies for making that happen.

So, don’t let worry about market conditions hold you back from making the best decision about where you want to live.