The red line on the chart above shows the number of homes that were listed for sale through the Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) each week since the beginning of the year. The blue line shows how many homes had offers made on them during the same week. (Only offers that were accepted by the sellers are counted.)
Activity is always the highest in the spring months and often peaks in April or May. There are more homes on the market and more buyers too. Last year at this time the number of listings was rising but the number of purchases was falling.
To look at these numbers for April 2007 follow this link.