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Will Housing Market Spring Forward?

Okay, the Super Bowl is well past and daylight savings time is less than two weeks away. Both are harbingers of spring -- and the fabled "spring selling season" for real estate. Will we have one this year? Is anyone seeing signs of more buyer activity yet? Are sellers (especially the not-desperate ones) thinking about giving it a try?

We'll get another blood-pressure reading on the state of the national market this morning, when the National Association of Realtors releases its sales -- and price -- figures for January. And a week stuffed full of housing data will conclude on Thursday with stats on new-home sales.

These numbers all lag what's happening in the market today. That's simply the nature of statistics; they're always a rear-view mirror thing. What are you seeing out the windshield? Any signs of spring out there?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  February 25, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  The market  
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Why is Names and Faces listed as a favorite site?

Posted by: subwayguy | February 25, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Good question. Names and Faces is fine enough, but it's not actually at the top of my list of real estate favorites. We're still working some kinks out here. If you have some sites you'd like to suggest, please send me an email at

Posted by: Erazzi | February 25, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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