The good news for November was the increase of 27% in units closed. This follows October with a 13% increase. All good news. I don't think we can call this an upswing in our real estate market nor the beginning of good things to come. More to the truth would be the "anticipated" end to the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - indicated by the Average Sold Price.
I anticipate the numbers for December will be lower; but I do think we will see an early spring selling season. The extended $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit; and, the $6500 Seller Tax Credit in play until April 30, 2010 should surely encourage those buyers (and, some sellers) who have been sitting on the fence, to take the leap! Interest rates still are historically low. What's not to like!