It's definitely been a challenging year in real estate, to say the least, here in Defiance, Ohio. The national market media machine has definitely affected how people in our area perceive the current market and we've had to try and buck that trend all year. The national market has consistently described the nation in dire straits, but locally it has not been as depressed as some areas of the country.
The naysayers say that 2009 is going to be as bad or worse, but I am looking forward to 2009 as a time of new opportunities and great bargains. There hasn't been a better time to buy real estate than right now. The interest rates are extremely low, the market is flooded with homes and the pricces are depressed. A person buying a home can get so much more home in today's market than they could have just a couple of years ago.
It's my hope that those of you who read this post will have a blessed new year.
Have a GREAT new year!