Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Want the best seat in the house? Move the dog.

            Want the best seat in the house?  Move the dog.

                                                                                       Post #2
That's 'Dixie Doodles', a rescued purebred Boxer from a 'Meth House.'  She has taken over the "no-no", "down", "get-down", "off the sofa", sofa's at our house.
As a Realtor and animal advocate and writer, let's talk about today's housing.  There have been so many hardships in the last three years, alot of animals (pets) have suffered.   When it comes to eating and feeding the kids, yourself and keeping some kind of roof over your heads, the animals have had to take a back-seat to those things, understandibly.
BUT, things are, or seem to be...looking up!
Each day about 8,000 baby boomers turn 65.  (1946 - 1964)  They are now empty - nesters and many of them wish to downsize.  After them, are the Generation X'ers, or the 'kids' of the boomers, known as the 'baby bust' generation.  (1965 - 1984).  I am one of the boomers and my daughter is one of the busters.
It seems inevitable that a sizable stock of larger homes could be left sitting on the market.  As a result, home prices could underperform compared to the historical norm, some economists say.  While this might appear to look somewhat bleak for those wanting to down-size, the picture is not taking into the equation the housing demands of the immigration population.
This is a touchy subject that lawmakers must hash over and a delicate subject matter as it is, BUT, anyway you look at it, additional people will need additional housing, so do you 'sit' on your sell and wait for prices to come back up, sell at todays decreased rates, get into the rental business, or go ahead with your plans and downsize now.  We are definitely in a new era and it is really up to the individual how you decide just exactly which way you will go.  However, you decide, take your family pet with you...afterall they are part of the 'family' and I have learned through observation and experience that the pet doesn't really care where you live as long as they can be with their 'humans'.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Come join me in conversation

                                                                    My Back Yard Swing:                Post #1

How are you?  No, I mean, how are you really? 

Are you hurting?  Are you lonely? Are you angry or depressed?  Are you on top of the world with the cinderalla slippers that you've always wanted to wear?  Do you have the job, finally, that you've always wanted? 

When someone ask how are you, they don't really want to know, so you just say; "Good" or "Okay" or as I do and say "Great, but it's gonna get better!"   Sure enough, those that really listened to my answer, usually give me a smile. That's what I wanted all along anyway and to brainwash my own brain, that it really is gonna be great!

So, join me in my backyard swing and relax as the waterfall beside it noisely and busily goes its own way, to its own journey.  Down the way to a bigger body of water.  To it's goal.

I am a Realtor and a Builder and a Writer.  I have worn many hats in all these years, so I might just have some helpful answers to and for you, along the way.  I am also an animal advocate, a Christian and Happily Married, so I am not here to sell you anything, (unless you want to purchase a mountain place &/or have it built for you).  No, I am here to tell the truth, as I see it.

Now how about a cup of coffee, or tea or a really good glass of wine or even better, mountain water with lemon.  Now, let's talk.      How are you?    

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