1. Noticed two houses on the market for almost a year (listing north of 1.5 million) now have "Contract" on their realtor signs.
2. Have been trying to get some home repairs made - plumbing and roof but 2 out of 3 contractors I called were either too busy (or not accepting new work) or didn't bother to show. (Then again, this might be a result of the winter storms rather than a structural improvement.)
Are these positive signs for the country? Probably not. Washington DC is only a microcosm of itself.