File this one under anecdotal evidence:
Back on Memorial Day weekend, I noted it was very Quiet in the Hamptons. The crowds weren’t here, the restaurants were empty, and despite the gorgeous weather, the beaches were surprisingly human-free.
This weekend is the opposite: Crowded roads, lots of traffic, full restaurants, busy shops.
Whether its something significant or merely one of those random things, I can unreservedly say thing seems much more active here than they did at the beginning of the Summer.
I still see plenty of For Sale signs around — but the vibe is definitely totally different. Whether that translates into a sustainable recovery or a mere bounce has yet to be determined.
The world, it seems, is no longer coming to an end . . .