Buyers who were frozen out in the spring and summer will seek deals this winter.
In a market with tight inventory, California homes are selling the fastest.
Interest rates, home prices and low inventory are hampering buyers.
High demand and low inventory is bringing back bidding wars.
The rich are having a hard time finding expensive digs in ritzy neighborhoods.
Listing prices dropped nationwide at the end of the year, but some regions continue to improve.
A decline in the number of homes for sale would seem to be a positive sign for the troubled housing market, but the traditional rules don’t apply these days. Although housing inventory dropped in August to the lowest point so far this year — and down 19 percent from a year ago according to Realtor.com — real