Economic recovery: Fresno area ranks 99th out of 100 metros - Business -

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lazarus Realty

IT SUCKS TO HEAR IT BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY :  Fresno continues to lag behind most of the nation in its pace of economic recovery, ranking 99th out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in a Washington think tank’s latest analysis Wednesday.


I’m sure some people may think: “why does he post negative news about Fresno if he wants to sell people property there?”

Good question.

Yes, I do want to sell people property.   Those stuck in Fresno (.com) because of family,  job,  or whatever need housing and I’m hear to help them but as a salesperson I don’t want to encourage anyone to live here unless they have to.

Seriously, we have crappy air, high crime and huge gang problems, add to that Fresno recently ranked number one as the city where your most likely to get your car stolen ;  high unemployment and I don’t have the url handy but I recall that Fresno was near the bottom of the list of the health ranking for California counties.  I distinctly remember that Marin County was the #1 healthiest county in the state. I dont know about you if I could I would be living in Marin County or San Diego.   But, if you are stuck in Fresno (.com) like me and need to buy or sell property, I’m here to help you :)

Comments (2)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

hmmm, sometimes some things are better left unsaid.

I hope both can turn around for you and your city

Jun 28, 2012 01:03 PM
Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California

Thanks Dave,

Things are improving with respect to the ecomony, but as the article states wer'e simply lagging behind the rest of the nation.  Our housing market is actually pretty brisk right now.  But we are selling property for 1/2 to 1/4 the price they were a few years ago so we have to sell 2 to 4 times the amount of properties [ and given that most are REO's or short sales we have to work 5 times as hard to get them done] to make the same amount of money we made when prices were higher.

Its not all negative my friend; if you're an allergist Fresno is your dream city;)

Given that I dont know how others like yourself hear what I'm saying I'm not sure how to take your "some things are better left unsaid" comment.  Does it sound cynical?  What I am saying is common knowledge among everyone who lives here.

I was born and raised in Marin County and lived in San Diego for 3 years and honestly, I cant tell you why anyone in California would chose to live in Fresno unless they have family or a job here.  I have 6 kids and they all feel the same way.



Jun 28, 2012 02:09 PM