"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."
-- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Re-reading this 149 year old quote today, I realized that it is as appropriate today as it was in that historical novel.
Think about the real estate market. Think about the economy.
Look at it from the perspective of a homebuyer. Look at it from the perspective of seller.
How about those losing their homes to foreclosure? And those swooping up deals on properties for $200K less than they cost just 3 years ago?
How about the perspective of a REALTOR or a mortgage lender?
Classic books and classic quotes are classic for a reason.
Here's another classic quote: "May you live in interesting times." This Chinese saying was as much a curse as it was a blessing.
No one would argue -- interesting times indeed.