* Closings of Real Estate is up 32% month to month.
* The number of new listings on the market compared to prior month is down 19%. This is a reflection of the time of year. Fewer homeowners list their properties in December.
* The number of new listings over $500,000 is down 16% compared to prior month. Again a reflection of the time of year.
* The number of short sales closings increased 31% when compared to prior month. Short sales are closings in which the bank who holds the note has agreed to take less than is owed on the property.