You will never find me writing or speaking as an expert in politics. As a matter of fact, I will go on record saying that I have a hard time paying attention to politics at any level, even though it has tremendous implications on the health and wealth of my family, my business, and my investments.
But I do know about real estate. I have never found anybody that studies the Tallahassee housing market any harder than I do. I am not the smartest guy in the world, but I have done my homework when it comes to the real estate market. So consider this my “up front disclosure” when I talk about politics, leadership, and the Tallahassee real estate market.
Tallahassee Lacks Leadership
If you have a solid job, you might not be feeling the pinch that many others have been working through over the past few years. I know that unemployment is up and many good, hard-working people have been “laid off.” I know this first hand because some of them are my friends, and some of them are my past employees.
With a real estate market that is down over 60% from just three years ago, there are a lot of people who have been left without work in the real estate, construction, mortgage, and related industries. I have seen some foolish comments along the lines of “so what, it doesn’t affect me;” but most people understand the impact that these lost jobs are having on our community.
Gil Ziffer seems to understand. Unfortunately, Mr. Ziffer was the only one on the City Commission trying to reduce taxes and help our community.If you read the Tallahassee Democrat article by Tamaryn Waters today, you will see that “only the new guy” gets it.