Are people waiting until 2010 to buy?I been stopping by many real estate offices and they are like ghost towns where only one or two agents around and even those agents are just chatting. Many agents that I know are on vacation, while others are preparing for next year.I am still busy showing houses to my buyers and previewing homes. I caution them about the "shadow home inventory" they been hearing about whether it is true or not.For me, I am looking to buy in 2010 so I can close my 2009 books at the end of the year where it would also be close for me to get back some money from my uncle sam. If you are holding off to buy, are there a particular reason? December 28 2009 - El Monte00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.