Pending home sales in the South (which, obviously, includes Virginia) rose in June, unlike the rest of the country. According to NAR’s most recent pending home sales index, the country as a whole saw pending sales drop 4.6%; the  Northeast was hit particularly hard (down 12%), as was the Midwest (down 9.5%).In the South, though, pending sales were up almost 4% in June, which bodes well for the rest of July and into August, when those contracts will (hopefully) turn into closed deals.