Eloisa Z. De Oliveira takes video footage of a home being shown to her by real estate agent Shellie Young from Fortune International Realty as she looks to buy a home on March 23, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The National Association of Realtors announced that sales of existing homes grew 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.72 million last month, from 4.49 million units in January. By Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.