One of the best things I like about living in Tucson is the dramatic storms we get. From my patio I can watch the storm clouds building and moving up through the valley. Many times there is a lot of lightening dancing through the sky and ferocious winds. Usually, there will be torrential rain for a while and you may not be able to see more than a few feet in front of you - but then, after the storm, the rainbow comes.
The last two years in our business has been quite like a desert storm. All the guideline changes came with the speed of lightening and roared through like ferocious winds blowing apart what we had all gotten comfortable with. It has been hard to see ahead to the future, to know where home values would finally settle, when the foreclosures and short sales would slow down enough for us to catch our breath and what the rules would be to obtain a mortgage.
Today feels like the storm is coming to an end. The lightening has slowed. The winds have calmed. The torrential rains have diminished. And I know after the storm, the rainbow comes.