What are YOU doing for the holiday? Many people look forward to fireworks on the 4th of July.
Here in Monroe & West Monroe, we always look forward to fireworks over the river
on the evening of the 4th.
It's been so hot lately, and no rain, that the state fire marshall has issued a
ban on outdoor burning of any kind. But, the fireworks at Forsythe over the
Ouachita River will still be going on, and I know they will be beautiful!
The level of the river is still high right now, so the reflections on the water will be very pretty.
If you're planning some fireworks at your own house, please don't. According
to the US Fire Administration, fireworks cause more than 30,000 fires each
year resulting in $34MILLION in property loss. Most fireworks injuries are caused by the little stuff, sparklers and Roman candles. But, 7 people died as a result of fireworks in 2008.
Leave it to the experts! Come on out to the river at dark on Saturday night and enjoy the show. I know I'll be there! Don't forget your mosquito repellent.
Oh, by the way. The secretary who makes appointments for agents to show our listings at Keller Williams told me Thursday that she had made more appointments in that one day than she had ever made in the past year. That means buyers are out looking! If you are a buyer, get out there and look, too, before the home you've been wanting is snatched up by someone else. If your home is currently on the market, don't be complacent because it's a holiday. Keep your home in showing condition because that one buyer you need may be coming to your house this weekend!
Have a safe and happy 4th of July, and remember to celebrate this great country!
Call me if you need information about the market, or if you want to start looking for your special home. I'm here to help.