Mortgage Applications are up about 2.2% over last month according to Inman News. The increase in pending listings from July to August brought us to a 14 month high. This in itself is very good news, but even better is that the west showed the most dramatic increase. (upwards of 38%) All of this is hopefully leading to an increase in closed sales reported for the months of Sept to November. As the markets on Wall Street become increasingly unstable, investors may consider moving money back into Real Estate. Just something to watch for over the next few months.