This is a curious time in the recent history of open houses. Amidst reports that Manhattan real estate has lost 20% of its value, some brokers say that November was the pits, and open house attendance is creeping back up. Is it true? Let's open a thread for a discussion of open house visits and try to find out. If you're out and about in the New York City real estate market this weekend, let us know what you're seeing out there: crowd sizes, market conditions, great or gruesome finds, and of course, any desperation in the air. Your thoughts in the comments, if you please.