I have a couple friends who are real estate agents and they have been echoing the same thing. However, I have had a cute little house next door, more than reasonably priced, that has been for sale for over a year now; so these statistics do make me wonder? But the statisticians say the West Michigan housing market is seeing some healthy signs. The number of housing listings went down 19% last month. Compare that to an 8% decrease from last year. So does that mean the houses were actually sold or does it mean they were "rented or leased out"?