Wow, this forum has sure slowed way down. I've not been here for a few days and it looks like traffic has amounted to a lowly 1 response to a post per day.
Have the buyers and sellers disappeared? Or are there some technical difficulties?
From our standpoint: we intended to be serious buyers since November when we closed on the sale of our previous home. We moved into a small cottage purchased last March as a crash pad till we were moved and could buy something bigger.
But we didn't find anything immediately, and are a bit worried about buying on the higher end of the price range in a small town. Plus we've been adapting to the smaller space and are absolutely in love with the $650/year taxes. So we've put our house hunting on hold until we finish the renovations and can see if the finished product can hold us and our downsized stuff.