Well Happy New Year everyone! I certainly hope 2013 turns out to be a great year for everyone! The real estate market continues on it's steady uphill rise. We saw a lot of activity in 2012. I believe a great deal of that had to do with the continued low interest rates and the sellers pricing their homes where they needed to be. Don't get me wrong, I still think it's a buyers market, but we aren't seeing the low ball offers that we did in the beginning of 2012. We are actually seeing multiple offers on homes that are priced to sell! Short sales are still prevalent in the market place and I predict will remain that way for the better part of the year. I do believe this will be a very good year in real estate, with low interest rates, better terms and conditions on mortgage loans & the willingness of sellers to actually "listen" to their agents and price their homes according to what the market dictates. Keeping my fingers crossed that we all have a prosperous and healthy new year!