The Gazette reports Billings is moving into spring with a strong real estate market. Home sales are reportedly up over last year, and inventory is down. Adding to the trend, homes that do go on the market now are selling faster than they were a year ago.

Sellers aren’t sure what’s causing the uptick, but they’re encouraged by what they’re seeing. In early 2017, 390 homes in Billings sold for over $236,000. The average time for a house from listed for sale to sold was 84 days.