FSSR ... No, it is not a crack in the earth or an inclusion in a precious gem but a real estate market term.
FSSR is a condition, stands for "foreclosure, short sale, repossession" related, affected, tainted real estate sales. From outer space a new comer in a silver saucer hovering over earth, looking in could easily get the wrong impression about FSSR.
From monitoring media reports, real estate agent and broker blog posts claiming FSSR is everywhere. Blanketing the nation from coast to coast, stem to stern.
Like an epidemic when reality shows four states are the heavy weights for FSSR. Not all fifty represented on the American flag's starred blue section.
Real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS can whine the media is blowing up what has happened in one area and trying to apply the same news report in typical "one size fits all" fashion. Like it does with other news reports about events on the blue and green marble.
Reality calls for a little real estate public relations training to help get the facts straight, the truth out.
Maybe part of the problem is the areas most affected by FSSR whine the loudest.
Like a radio station claiming "All the whine all the time".
Areas of the country bloated with unemployed real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS with high levels of FSSR in their housing market join the chorus of dispair. Desperately scurrying to find enough musical empty chairs at the long genuine imitation real estate closing table. Hoping to be invited to attend, have a commission check with their name typed on it slid their direction in lawyer and bank conference rooms in their zip code.
FSSR news should not be a rehash of where it is the combat zone for the real estate condition. The local news should not repeat the same destructive mantra. As a real estate blogger, post the truth in YOUR area. And when you blog remember it is not just your inside voice any more. Make sure to preference comments, especially woes about real estate FSSR that could be beeping loudly on the Geiger counter because it is high with radition in your GPS coordinates.
But remember you do not speak for the nation with your outdoor recess real estate blogging voice.
Maine, we don't like debt, roll up our sleeves to not be a prisoner from it. Maine is 46th lowest for FSSR and you can buy, own any type of low cost real estate here. And enjoy life the way it should be in the 4th lowest crime state.