Factoid: (sign of the Times)
One measure of real estate activity is the Real Estate Book. This is a national franchised publication to advertise real estate for agents and other real estate professionals. Each book is tailored to local areas.
Here in the Mountains of north Georgia, the last four issues of the Real Estate Book, (issues 21 #10; 21 #11, 21 #12 and 22 #1) contained 48 pages of ads, 40 pages, 32 pages and finally 24 pages respectively. We are now, sadly, referring to it as the Real Estate Pamphlet. Times are still hard.