For many renters, buying their first home will be their New Years Resolution.. for real estate and mortgage professionals, it will be just surviving this coming years continued economic environment. Which ever it might be getting in the game and working towards your goal or goals is the important thing!
Many times I've seen homebuyers who are very close to achieving their goal of home-ownership, just give up because they don't believe it will happen... and other times I've seen real estate and mortgage professionals do the same... the truth of the matter is that it takes persistence and determination to get anything that's worthwhile in life. Many years have gone by where we didn't need to go through or experience any of the circumstances that daily continue to hit us in the face. The fact of the matter is that first time home-buyers need real estate and mortgage professionals to stay strong and help them through the homebuying process more than ever before.
Just because our economy is in economic turmoil doesn't mean that less renters want to achieve home-ownership, in some cases it's even more do, especially when their rents continue to increase and are expected to increase when inflation finally arrives.
Stay strong for yourself and your clients as you move through the next 360 days... you'll be glad you did!
Good Luck in 2011!!!!!