Well according to what I've read we're pretty lucky to be selling real estate in Charlotte. Though there may be an overall decrease in home sales/prices in the US, Charlotte is the only city that has shown an increase in housing prices- be it only a mere 1.5%. I'm glad to be hanging in there with at least a small growth!! Unfortunate markets like Vegas and Miami are really suffering right now. On a positive note- things are bound to get better. My prediction: another 6 months and we'll be on the upswing- how's that for positive thinking?? Thought all you agents out there could use some totally unsolicited words of inspiration! By the way- Forbes named Charlotte one of the top 10 best cities for home sellers.