WOW!!!! First of all let me apologize...I'm not sure how I missed this. I am usually on top of things with Trulia but somehow you just slipped past me. So now to answer your question...they could be better BUT they could be much worse. Actually our area is a little slower than the rest of the country annd we still aren't experiencing what most people have. We are starting to feel it somewhat now though. We've always had a pretty stable market and appreciation here so what we're feeling is minimal. It has been a buyer's market and that can make it a little more challenging however, we've always had an average market time of 6 months. That will change based on location and price. Now if you bought your house 2 to 3 years ago and with a minimal amount down and no updates or equity, then more than likely your going to lose money if you have to sale it right now. We are still selling houses left and right and statistically we're doing great. What its meant for me as a realtor is that I'm having to be much more creative in my advertising and finding a workable situation for my clients. I believe that no matter what our market conditions are that real estate should be a win win situation and by that I mean...as the seller maybe you didn't get quite as much as you had hoped for but your pleased with the outcome and the same for the buyer...maybe they didn't get it quite as cheap as they had hoped, but they're happy! Now, your area is a great little area and I have sold several over there and I'm actually working on a deal right now in that neighborhood. Don't be afraid to explore your options here because no matter what the market will shift again and you definitely want to be first in line when it does and please, don't misunderstand me...it is still a great time to sale!
If I can do anything else for you don't hesitate to contact me directly and again I do apologize for missing this!