When you hear disappointing news, sit back and ask yourself “what can I do about it?” In many instances, the first and easiest answer that pops into mind is “nothing.” Isn’t it time that we all think just a little deeper for a better answer? There is a LOT that we can do. And we need to start doing it!
Statistics show that for every 100,000 homes that are built, 150,000 construction jobs are created, ALONG WITH 150,000 manufacturing jobs related to appliances, furniture, etc. Hmmm… for every new home sold, THREE JOBS are created (or saved!) That means our loyal Ole South home buyers created or saved over 800 jobs last year alone!
What can we do? Encourage people to buy new homes! Read about these statistics and other good news here:
I have a silly question. If statistics prove that housing creates (and saves) jobs, then why is our government taking steps to discourage home ownership?
There is discussion within BOTH political parties on Capitol Hill about eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction. There are alternatives being discussed as well, but we need to be informed. With everyone acknowledging that housing is the key to economic recovery, why are they even considering anything that would have questionable effects on home ownership? Here is more information on this subject:
What can you do? Contact Congress! Here is a handy website that will give you the contact information for each of your elected officials in Washington.
Would you like to see property values in your area climb? Even if your home is not for sale, you can help the value of your neighbor’s home that might be. What can you do?
Spend a few extra hours in the yard. Fresh mulch, trimmed bushes, and green grass makes everyone take notice. Scrape off any peeling paint and add a fresh coat. Just those pennies spent will translate into serious dollars for you…and your neighbors!
What else can I do to make things better? Relax. Have some fun. Soon. We are…starting tomorrow. Cruising on the Carnival Triumph from New Orleans can be cheaper than staying at home! If you can’t go, the next best thing is to read about it until you can. Right here: www.johnhealdsblog.com
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 home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee