I've sold real estate in Hampton Roads for nearly 30 years and I don't believe I have ever, even when pressed, predicted the future for real estate but I'm doing it now.

I believe the summer of 2012 will be remembered.  It will go something like this..."it was in the summer of 2012 that the market shifted, prices started inching up, and the buyer's market ever so subtly became a seller's market".

I'm seeing it and feeling it.  I'm hearing the same from other agents.  Things have...shifted.

Rightly priced houses are not setting on the market; in fact, they are selling swiftly.  And multiple offers are becoming more and more common.

If you're a seller, this is very good news.  Price your house fairly and get ready to move!

And, if you're a buyer, it's all good.  We're not looking back on the summer of 2012, the time is now!  Rates are at unheard of lows and you have an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of good prices with low rates before both start climbing.  

When you look back, I hope your reflection on "the summer of 2012" is a good one and, as always, I'm here to help.  If you need a great Realtor, I know one and if you want to adopt a dog or cat, I can fix you up...www.artanimals.org