Hayward has a 10-month inventory of single family homes. It's taking, on average, about 90-days for the homes that *do* sell *to* sell (many linger until their listings expire). Hayward property values have gone nowhere but down for nearly a year now, with no end in sight. It's an overused expression, but no one likes trying to catch a falling knife. No one knows where the bottom is, and in a market like this buyers choose only the very best houses at the very best prices in the best neighborhoods.