HAS IT EVER !! I do a large chunk of my business in Parma and I just sold 3 listings in 5 days. Inventory has been dropping steadily since the beginning of the year down to about 460 units. This is exactly what needed to happen for things to start to turn around in the city. Buyers ( especially first time buyers ) are taking advantage of inexpensive loans and are out in force.
National reports are NOT the thing to be listening to at this time. When you want the weather report, you don't listen for the national average temperature, you want to know whats happening in your part of the world. Real Estate is much the same. Especially now. Every community, and Parma is a good example, is a micro market. As you well know, Parma can be divided up into several different markets right inside it's own city limits !!
The downward trend in inventory seems to be reversing a bit, inventory will probably start to rise again in April, but hopefully not to the levels of the last two years when over 800 homes were for sale. If you're a buyer with a pre-approval it's time to buy NOW. If you're a seller who got stuck last summer and couldn't find a buyer, it's time to get back on the market NOW !!
Good Luck..it's an exciting time to be a buyer or a seller !!
You can check my website for my listings and solds in the city.