Bring it on! I am ready!
We need the snow! Many businesses depend on real winter weather. The snowmobile dealers, cross- country ski shops, and sporting good stores, are getting busier as well as the towing companies and body shops! Muskegon Lake is getting frozen over and we will soon have people flocking to the waterfront in Norton Shores and North Muskegon to get out on the ice and catch some nice fish. Of course, Whitehall and Montague will have their fair share of shantys out on White Lake as well. Of course, the Winter Sports Complex at the Stae Park is really hopping now!
Not only is the winter weather good for these businesses, it is also good for my garden. Snowflakes bring nitrogen down and helps replenish this valuable nutrient. Come to think of it, it is almost time to start planning my garden and starting some tomatoe plants!
The snow and cold also bolsters my confidence in the head of steam our local economy is gaining. Homes in West Michigan are continuing to sell even though the roads are sloppy or icy. Buyers are still looking at homes and sellers are still putting their homes on the market. Nice homes, priced right, do not last long. Buyers have to be on their toes to catch them before they are gone. Banks are still supplying us with some REO properties they have foreclosed on but not as many as in recent years. Less inventory helps to stabilize prices and this is good for everyone as well. There are plenty of short-sale properties to chose from if you want a real deal and can afford to wait for an extended time.
Be sure to stay warm! Keep your hands warm and get ready for a Hot selling season come Spring!