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This home on the market in southeast Willmar now wears a "sold" sign. Local Realtors say the market is seeing an increase in buyer activity and they're predicting a good summer for the housing market. Tribune photos by Anne Polta

Realtors say they believe buyers showing signs of regaining confidence


Randy Ryan had 18 open houses last weekend for homes listed for sale. The schedule was so busy that Ryan, a Realtor with RE/MAX Preferred Realty, had to recruit extra help. He sees it as an encouraging sign that the residential real estate market is regaining strength.

"We're noticing there's more interest than we've ever had," Ryan said, predicting that this summer will be "phenomenal."

"There are many more buyers than we've had in previous years," he said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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