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THE AMERICAN DREAM IS NOT LOST

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wilson-Shaffer Real Estate

January 19th, 2009

The dream of home ownership is not unique to Americans, it is the dream of all people the world over.  Ones' home is the ultimate safe haven, and that makes the home foreclosures in America even more tragic.  Millions of Americans have lost or are facing the loss of their homes and their jobs.  Tomorrow, though, is not only a new day but it is the the beginning of a new era-a chance to make things right again.  The American dream of home ownership is not lost, it has merely been derailed by greed, corruption, mis-management, and an inept, misdirected government.  But that is the past, and we must all look to the future.

Now we all have a great opportunity.  No matter where you are, who you are, what your beliefs are, you have an opportunity.  Focus on your sphere of influence-your piece of the world-and make it better and know it will get better. 

Focusing in on my world, my home, my job, I am experiencing tough times.  The Door County real estate market, my portion of which is primarily a second home market, has almost come to a standstill.  People worried about maintaining their primary residences and their jobs are not thinking about purchasing second homes.  However, there are people facing retirement, and that is the opportunity I see for this real estate market.  There are many wonderful homes and condominiums for sale in Door County that are ideal for retirees, and it is truly a buyer's market.  In addition to that are very low interest rates and availability of mortgage loans to qualified individuals. 

Sales of real estate may not seem like a huge contribution to the economy to some, but the sale of every Door County home means business and income for a home inspector, a surveyor, a plumber, a title insurance agency, a home insurance agency, one or more real estate agents, and a bank (wouldn't you rather give the banks work than bailouts?). 

Every American must make a personal commitment to help get our country back on track.  Together, we can!

Comments (3)

Brian Griffis
Realty Choice - Springfield, MO

Great post Kathy.  Today we start a new day.  We can seize the opportunities, or keep going down the road to destruction.  We didn't get into this mess easily, and won't get out in a day, but you are right, we can do it.

Jan 20, 2009 02:22 AM
Nate Rowe
Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA - Richmond, VA
Realtor, Homes in Richmond VA

With you all the way.  Buyers are in a great position now.  If you can do it , I say do it.

Jan 20, 2009 02:44 AM
Steve Zarry
House Buying Now - Austin, TX
Austin Central Texas, Real Estate

It's definitely a domino effect. When homes are not selling, many people in many professions stop working. With the help of everyone in the real estate industy, home sales will increase in 2009. We have a great start with lower mortgage interest rates.

Jan 20, 2009 02:54 AM