As we move into the spring of 2008 we again have a choice in how we perceive what is going on in the world. We read newspapers everyday and hear about the doom and gloom about the economy and the foreclosures and all the negative news! Why do newspapers mainly print negative news......because that's what sells!
As a working realtor in the local market I know the market isn't as bad as what we read about daily. The interest rates keep lowering, so that makes it a good time to re-finance or buy a house. If you're out there to buy, you have a choice from many homes and you won't get caught up in a bidding war and you may get to buy it for a fair price.
When I first started in real estate about 21 years ago, we were in a strong buyers market for about 8 years and we all got through it and it just took longer to sell your home. At that time we weren't really totally aware of "staging" and that can help your house stand "above the crowd" and sell quicker. So remember, this type of market just takes more patience.
Watching excessive amounts of television and reading the newspaper from cover to cover everyday will bring a lot of negativity into your life.....try to eliminate some of that and find a good positive book to read! Your mind is virtually a computer, and as they say "garbage in - - garbage out!" Try to fill your mind with positive, uplifitng, comforting thoughts!