What has happened to the ideas and dreams for many Americans? Are we as consumers scared away from our ideas of the perfect life and the American Dream of homeownership by banks and the media?
How do we get our mojo back as consumers in St. Louis MO, Gateway to the West? What can I as a realtor do that would help my clients feel comfortable about making the decision to buy now when the interest rates are low and home prices are so affordable?
"It's still too risky" and "home prices may still be decreasing", "I might not have a job for much longer" Are these types of fears limiting our progress in obtaining our dreams and goals? Are we creating insurmountable obstacles that exist solely in our imagination?
Letting fears limit our progress is an extremely dangerous mode to get into and to get out of it we may all want to revisit our ideas of our perfect life and purpose in life. We need to be run by ideas, not heirarchy and then maybe we can break the current atmosphere of fear and lack.
In a recent article in Real Estate Economy and Watch, "Despite a decline in negative econmic headlines - in contrast to their ubiquity during the debt ceiling debate in August..." - and consumers "...coupled with general pessimism regarding their own personal finances and the economy, bodes poorly for the recovery of the housing market,” Doug Duncan, vice president and chief economist of Fannie Maie stated.
About a week ago my neice's 5 year old twin daughters, their 7 year old brother and I went to a Halloween Pumpkin Patch. It had mazes and zip wires and slides for the younger crowd. The twins are so interesting to watch. One of them has an outward persona that is bold and persistent; the other seems shy and fearful. It has been my observation over the years that what you think you see is definitely not what you get with these girls. The bold and persistent twin was the last one in the maze and was immediately back out saying "I need a flashlight". The other two were already at the top of the haystack. At the zip wire, little miss shy and fearful was on that zip wire before I could turn around and was heading for the "bigger kid" zip as soon as she got off. The bold one had to be coaxed every time. Interestingly she is the only one who got hurt.
We have to be run by ideas, not fear and heirarchy.
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