I'm a little ticked about all the hype going on in the media especially the prestigeous newspapers about the housing market going into the toilet. Really now, don't we real estate agents know what's going on around us? Sure there are unfavorable figures for the job market and home sales and everyone is aware of the foreclosures etc. My beef is telling the public that a house right now is not a good investment. Hogwash! I understand that the business world is feeling the effects of the sluggish economy and that most are tightening their purse strings, however, all of us are not in the stranglehold. This is the greatest opportunity people will have to buy a home since the lending rates are the lowest they have ever been and the prices are incredible for buying Granted if you are buying to flip or trying to get into a short term investment this would not be the right time. In some areas that are more distressed than others it will take a little time for the turn around, therefore if a realtor needs to supplement his or her income this is the route to go.
If one is buying to remain in a single family home for at least three to five years believe me, this is the time to do it. Nothing ever stays the same and it's common knowledge that something may be just over the horizon to change everything. We were gliding along with the computers used by businesses and a PC was not heard of until a young man brainstormed an idea and before you know it a PC had to be in every business and then homes. Would you not call that a boost to the economy?
Call me an optimist but, I believe there will be something arriving shortly to take away the lamenting and create smiles on the faces of our wonderful Americans. Our spirit is stronger than anything I have ever known and we never give up. To be A REALTOR is a life's work, we don't bob in and out unless the going gets tough financially and I take my hat off to those who have remained in the profession that has faced the worst recession since 1930. Congratulations to you all and again remember, nothing ever stays the same.