Happy Fourth of July!

Real Estate Agent with Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

When I was an exchange student in Finland, I remember realizing it was the 4th of July and no one around me thought of it as a special day or holiday. 

I married a British man and soon realized that July 4th meant something very different to him than it did to my fellow Americans. 

Many countries celebrate Independence Day on their day of Independence, but only Americans celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. 

Many people came to America to realize the American Dream of home ownership. And while we've made some major improvements over the years regarding fair housing laws and lending laws, the last few years have seen a decrease in home ownership. More and more homes are being purchased by investors, putting more and more people in rentals. 

We can do better. We must do better. We need to make strides in Fair Housing and Affordable Housing. 

Enjoy your 4th of July, and on the 5th, let's get to work finding affordable housing solutions. Let's help more people realize the American Dream!

Happy Independence Day! Happy 4th of July!

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Dana Hollish Hill
REALTOR * Broker * Coach 
JPAR Stellar Living
800 S Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
office 301.944.9070  
cell  202.271.5301
web danahill.jpar.com

Comments (4)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Yes the availability of homes especially for first time home buyers continues to shrink because of investors.  I am unsure as to the answer because I truly dislike the thought of government becoming more involved which means more taxes and more regulations for everyone which means an ever expanding government.

Jul 04, 2023 12:55 PM
Dana Hollish Hill

Leanne - There was a great article that gave a few examples of ways we could start. Like allowing homeowners to take their mortgage with them to their next home, or free re-fis. The article is here: https://www.inman.com/2023/07/03/its-time-to-put-american-innovation-to-work-for-housing/


Jul 04, 2023 03:18 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hopefully you and your family and friends had a safe and happy holiday.

Jul 04, 2023 06:32 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great post  with inflation so rampant it is affecting everything. Maybe we need to work on getting people wages that allow them to buy a home


Jul 05, 2023 04:26 AM
Dana Hollish Hill

Yes Lise. We need to tackle this from every angle. Brainstorm new ideas and work from where we are. 

Jul 07, 2023 08:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope you had a wonderful 4th and lots of people wished you a great day!

Jul 05, 2023 05:49 AM