As everyone who watches the local news or talks to people in Central Alberta knows that the local real estate market is picking up again after a slow winter. Sales in Red Deer real estate are back and houses are selling. Below is a graph that shows total sales over the past year. A typical September sees sales drop but the decline in sales for the fall of 2008 was unbelievable. We now see ourselves in a normal market where 30% of homes are selling and overpriced homes last longer on the market. These are MLS sales not just Red Deer Century 21 sales.