Ah, spring is in the air. Time for a young Realtor’s fancy to turn to … improving market conditions! Is it happening in your city? Hopefully it is, because things apparently are booming and blooming in a number of areas, according to a HouseHunt agent survey.
Whether the uptick in numbers and attitudes from the first quarter of 2012 continues hinges on a variety of issues, but any sign of life has to be taken as a positive, right? Now if only the government can refrain from mucking things up.
Much of the upbeat attitude from HouseHunt’s report stems from tighter inventory and listings moving more quickly off the market. Of agents reporting, 38 percent said inventory was tight in their cities, compared to 13 percent at the beginning of 2011, and 30 percent reported houses selling in 60 days or less, compared to 10 percent last year.