Even the most positive news articles, such as the article recently published touting that sales of new homes rose in April are laced with some interjection of negativity, or as some of you may feel is a fairer assessment: reality, but each of these articles do have some things to be positive about and encourage us to have hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the housing industry and that we are going through a normal correction and the nature of real estate is cyclical.
Published on Realty Times Today (5/29/08), Real Estate Outlook: Forecasts From The Top Bank Execs. offers some upbeat perspectives from the banking industry. An exerpt I found particularly interesting is:
"Despite all the dire headlines about the drop in real estate prices, 56 percent of the 292 metropolitan areas surveyed nationwide showed net price appreciation for the past year."
During my search for some positive affrimation, I discovered Positiveonrealestate.com, which focuses on some upbeat news for our industry. Again, there is usually some data in each article that is not positive, but also some indicators of good news, which is certainly welcome after the media hail storm that has been oppressing our market so. Here you can find recent articles such as:
Have you discovered some positive news for your market conditions? Keep frequent with your local real estate reports and what your local media claims is going on with your market! If you see a positive article, make sure to write a blog about it. If you have a positive article about your market that you've discovered recently, please post a link in this thread! I feel that the media has contributed GREATLY to the apprehension of buyers and the decrease in prices with their negative spin. It is time for us to spread the good word!
Postive news for the Gainesville, FL Real Estate industry:
Angela Elliott is a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Century 21 Classic Properties in Gainesville, FL. Please visit my profile for more about me and browse my Gainesville, FL real estate website for additional Alachua County information and listings. Your phone calls are always welcome at (352) 256-7038 as are your e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of all my closed sales will be donated to the Alachua Co. Humane Society (View my mission statement).