The chart below shows a couple of interesting things. First, the number of homes going into contract (the line with triangles) is up in April. Second, even though it seems that a lot of homes are on the market, the number is less than last year. Note the light green ‘for sale’ bars. There was a big dip in the number of homes available over the holidays, many sellers waiting for better weather….and finally there was a big spike in available homes.