Every time you turn on the national news, or read a national headline, there is negative news about the economy, specifically the housing market. Many prospective buyers hear this news loud and clear, and sustain their “wait it out” philosophy. Why?
Because no one else is talking! I saw a great facebook post this week of a quote by Anthony J. D’Angelo, “If you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have time to do something about it.”
Yes we do! It is our responsibility as Realtors to communicate the positive to everyone, not just those already searching for a new home, but those that should be. Let’s start now:
Right now, low interest rates are resulting from a lackluster national economy. Every day the overall economic news leans toward “bad” is one more day that a home buyer can take advantage of unfathomable interest rates.
From the Wall Street Journal….”Based on incomes, this is as affordable as it gets,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “If you can get a loan, these are pretty good times to buy.”
It truly is a great time to buy. Not just because of low interest rates, but because of the programs that are available. In this world, especially in this Congress, loan procedures are always subject to change. Here is one potential change looming on the horizon that we have the opportunity to do something about:
There are areas of the country that are suffering in this economy. But others are striving, and those areas are attracting jobs and economic activity much like a magnet. We are blessed that Tennessee is one of these areas!
The Clarksville/Ft.Campbell area is a magnet all by itself, bringing industry that is thinking outside the box in attracting workers. Check out a unique approach from Hemlock Semiconductor:
Click here to learn more about Hemlock’s opportunities: http://www.clarksvillenow.com/pages/10125186.php?
And less than 50 miles away, Nashville just keeps on retaining and creating job opportunities, as reported in the Nashville Business Journal:
And there is even more encouragement for young adults to begin their careers in Nashville, creating many potential “first-time buyers.”
Education in Middle Tennessee is also in the national spotlight! Four Middle Tennessee High Schools are ranked among the top 500 in the nation. Below are the Tennessee schools on the list and their nationwide ranking:
Hume-Fogg Academic High School of Nashville, #33
Brentwood High School, #100
Ravenwood High School of Frranklin, #284
Page High School of Franklin, #494
The above facts are just a few examples of evidence that “Tennessee is happening“ and attracting more attention and activity, just like that magnet! When you plan an evening on the town, you more than likely select a place that you have heard great things about, right? Businesses and relocating families are the same way.
Tennesseans, let’s join forces and get the word out on the economy in our great state!
When you are searching for a new home, you will hopefully consider one home builder that has been providing the area’s best new home values for over 25 years:
We at Ole South appreciate everyone’s support and continue to be optimistic about life in the Great State of Tennessee. We invite everyone to visit our model homes and neighborhoods, as well as our website, www.OleSouth.com, to discover why thousands of homeowners are proud to say:
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new homes in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Clarksville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee