And now, the momentous event soothsayers and scholars have been predicting since man first exchanged currency for square-footage: the first Open House Open Thread of 2009! And what a time for it to come, friends. Things are going haywire, nobody knows how much anything is worth anymore, and rumors of desperation and firesales abound. Situation: critical, and we want recon. Snow be damned! Let's open a thread for a discussion of open house visits. 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 dartboards with Bernie Madoff's face in the middle. Your thoughts in the comments, if you please.