Following the previous post regarding brokers thoughts on the local markets, I have included the rest of the comments made here. This is just to give you a general idea of what the markets are looking like in these specific areas. If you are wondering what the market is like in the area you are interested in, be sure to contact a buyers agent who is knowledgeable about the local housing market.
5/3/2010 Broker King: The current trend is still pretty stable here, some slowing because of economy, average sale price $159064. Petal, MS
5/5/2010 We have a busy market (after none!) only have about 1300 homes on market in a community of about 400,000. Mostly short sales. Broker Glassner Bakersfield, CA
5/8/2010 Agent Brine stated: Homes average price $275,000. Halifax Nova Scotia
6/15/2010 Broker Davis says they still have a very active market, and prices have only dropped 20% in her area. Would be easy to get a condo in the 150K-200K range. Virginia Beach, VA