Housing market is tipping in favor of buyers, real-estate agents say

Bloomberg News/Landov
A real estate agent opens a lockbox to show prospective buyers a house for sale.

It’s been a long winter in the housing market. Economic unease, uncertainty about taxes, fluctuating mortgage rates, and rain and snow have kept buyers and sellers on the sidelines throughout much of the country.

Those insights – and more detailed observations – come from investment bank Credit Suisse, which polls real estate agents around the country every month. Its February edition, released a few days ago, paints a more uniform picture of housing conditions around the country, though some distinctly local matters, like the impact of the government shutdown on Washington, D.C.

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