And since retail parking is designed for peak loads, lots run at only 45% to 50% capacity for most of the year. Whether or not homeowners are thinking about putting their places on the market, most of us wonder what our houses are worth. Now real estate agents are being offered a new tool that gives their clients a map showing recently sold houses in their areas, complete with the final sales price. “Brokerages are discovering that showing local homeowners the real final sales price -- not just the asking price -- can help motivate some owners to become sellers,” Minard says. Not only were more second homes sold in the July-to-September period, they sold faster when compared to historical norms.