Just for once, news from the housing market looks about as good as it could get - real Goldilocks stuff "not too little, not too much, but just right".
Forget they said that of the American economy as the tech-share boom was running out of hand. This is different.
Would-be buyers, who vanished ominously in January, came back signing up for mortgages last month.
The good news, though, is that there were still fewer of them than in February, while the average size of the mortgages they agreed was 13 per cent up year-on-year.
In other words, people are buying and selling their homes sensibly, without drama. Buyers are borrowing more than last year so enough of them must be satisfied that the dreaded house price crash is not going to materialise.
The flip side of this is the human one. The missing buyers who were there last February, but no longer, may well be first timers who cannot afford the prices that have failed to crash.
That could explain why the size of the average mortgage has risen when house prices have, if anything, fallen a bit across much of Britain in the past 12 months.
But even this unhappy state of affairs comes with a consolation. Many people who cannot afford a place of their own are living in rented homes - where their rents dissuade their buy-to-let landlords from giving up in a rush.
Unwillingly, no doubt, they are contributing to the present stability.
It is easy to forget how unusual this sort of thing is. Bubbles like the British house price boom of 1996 to 2004 don't subside harmlessly. They burst, causing mayhem all around.
This time it just isn't happening. The boom has quietly fizzled out without inflicting unacceptable interest rates on the rest of the economy, without hurting anyone much.
Existing home-owners may not feel rich the way they did this time last year. Fewer of them are topping up their mortgages to spend the proceeds here and now. Soggy retail sales tell the story.
But that is as well. If it hadn't happened, the Bank of England would be chastising us with scorpions.