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Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts - But, Not the REAL Experts

Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts - But, Not the REAL Experts

 

Frustration with our politically-charged media, convinced me last year that we really needed to hit this ‘R’ rumor, head-on! We had a challenge here in the Rain and had an incredible response from members, sharing their take on an impending recession. 

 

Chicken Little Mentality

 

The response from members who are actively working in the business, showed how they “Plan by Answering the Difficult Questions.” I have to say, we were just in time to share the ‘truth’ with our spheres. As you can see in the graphic below, we were combatting the so-called experts’ opinions that were strongly influencing the media and thus, the public. I still haven’t quite understood why a pseudo recession would be something to gleefully report at our own country’s expense but, that’s another topic for another day!

 

And, as the graphic shows, it seems that our message has been heard, loud & clear. We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in US history. It seems the experts have changed their minds!

 

Now, in an article earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealed only 14.3% of those economists now believe we’re in danger of a recession occurring this year (see graph below):

the real experts KNOW the Charlotte housing market

*The graphic above, the topic and the quotes below are all courtesy of KCM - Keeping Current Matters. We appreciate their diligence in doing the research for us.

 

The WSJ article strongly stated,

“The U.S. expansion, now in its 11th year, will continue through the 2020 presidential election with a healthy labor market backing it up, economists say.”

 

Hmm…who would have thought?! I’ll tell you who - real estate professionals who are in the trenches every day. We are a supply & demand business and because Charlotte is a very transient metropolitan, we have a very long way to go to get out of this incredibly strong sellers market. That, in and of itself, will take years to achieve. Not only is inventory low but, it is shrinking; pulling out of this will take longer than one might think - certainly well beyond the upcoming election!

 

The strength of the economy is surprising the pseudo experts

The Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts - But, Not the REAL Experts!

 


 

This optimism regarding the economy was repeated by others as well:

 

CNBC, quoting Goldman Sachs economists:

“Just months after almost everyone on Wall Street worried that a recession was just around the corner, Goldman Sachs said a downturn is unlikely over the next several years. In fact, the firm’s economists stopped just short of saying that the U.S. economy is recession-proof.”

 

Barron’s:

“When Barron’s gathers some of Wall Street’s best minds—as we do every January for our annual Roundtable—we expect some consensus, some disagreement…But the 10 veteran investors and economists who convened in New York on Jan. 6 at the Barron’s offices agree that there’s almost no chance of a recession this year.”

 

Washington Post:

“The U.S. economy is heading into 2020 at a pace of steady, sustained growth after a series of interest rate cuts and the apparent resolution of two trade-related threats mostly eliminated the risk of a recession.”

 

Robert A. Dye, Chief Economist at Comerica Bank:

“I expect that the U.S. economy will avoid a recession in 2020.”

 

The bottom line is...

Expert opinions (as well as yours truly) predict that there will not be a recession this year. And, yes, that’s great news for you, whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Charlotte.

 


 

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Comment balloon 72 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • February 06 2020 04:01PM

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Debe,

Great article and well researched.  I think that the old constructs of (its time to have a recession) are being negated.  The problem with these is that they were based on previous economies.  The digital age has changed this model of thinking, and in recent months has been used for political agendas by citing history.  What was true then is not true now, and I am always surprised how many are not willing to see the difference in times. A

Carol Williams I think this is a good post for SCSaturday!  Cheers!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 15 days ago

Great point! The people in the trenches know what is going on. It's definitely a strong sellers market in Kalispell MT!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 15 days ago

Debe great job in providing the quotes stating what most of us knew was the case.  I could beat around the bush, but I am just going to be blunt about it.  Anyone who is proclaiming a recession is an idiot!

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 15 days ago

The biggest issue going for is the debt burden. The deficit is now $ 1 Trillion, coirporate debt is extremely high, and the same for personal debt including student loans. it is looking good now but a reckoning has to come.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 15 days ago

Debe,  great reminder for all that all real estate is local not predicated on media experts.  The experts will continue to cry "Wolf" even while realtors are selling more homes.

Posted by Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102 (Smart Way America Realty) 15 days ago

The media gleefully wanted Trump to fail.
There! I said it!

Posted by Jana Holmstrup (Jana Holmstrup - CCO - Kings Mortgage Services, Inc.) 15 days ago

Great info Debe Maxwell, CRS ...  No surprises here.  Being in the trenches everyday gives us insight. 

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) 15 days ago

People in the business are the first to know then the media....etc.

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 15 days ago

The digital age has changed everything, Alexandra - you're so right! Nothing is the same as it was - from child-rearing to business-building. Economists cannot make projections, based upon algorithms used in past decades.

In my opinion, those who have boots on the ground are the experts - exclusively, Ron and Alexandra Seigel!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

I couldn't agree more, Montana Kat! 

And, yes, it's a strong sellers market here as well - it will take several years to catch up and return to a neutral market. 

@Kat Palmiotti 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

LOL You said it so much more succinctly than I did, George Souto

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

And, then there's that, Joe Pryor but, the way I see it, we ARE in need of a correction. The good news is that real estate will not be the cause of the next recession as it was the last!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Yeah, I haven't quite figured out why the media WANTS to scare Americans in to believing the sky is falling. It's just crazy, Kris Collis, Associate Broker

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Jana Holmstrup - You don't pull any punches, do you?! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Hi Diana Dahlberg! Yes, I believe our experience in the trenches qualifies us as the experts - at least more than the media! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Exactly, Richie Alan Naggar! Just hope the right people are sharing the right information!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to compile and share this important market information.  This is professionalism at its best - by providing buyers and sellers information needed so they can make informed decisions.  Best wishes!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) 15 days ago

 Thank you, Jim Crawford! So good to see you here. I hope you're doing well!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 15 days ago

This may be the upside though the upcycle because the economic folks believes in the current more hands off approach. I think I just said too many words lol.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 15 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS stay healthy and keep working.... you'll be having a stronger year than last year.... we have plenty of light in that tunnel.... our economy is strong....no R word in our thoughts....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 15 days ago

The MSM has been cheerleading for a down turn to influence the up coming election and they do not want to give credit where credit is due for our current strong markets.

Posted by Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership” (Mackintosh REALTORS) 15 days ago

Hello Debe - one of the things(many, in fact) that kept running through my head while reading your post was "boots on the ground".  There is much to be said for a word from those actually participating in the "game".  Opinions, predictions and "analysis" can be interpreted in many(soooo many) ways.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 15 days ago

Was one of those that claimed the "Bubble of 2007" was a hoaz and being "The Red Baron of Real Estate," we crashed an burned.  Was caustious this past fall.  But, repeatwe are flying high this year with the economy.  Thanks for the good numbers and good points Debe!

Posted by Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate" (HomeXpress Realty) 15 days ago

The mainstream media knows the only way they can bring down Trump is the economy. They thought if they said recesssion enough it would happen. They were wrong. Here in NH I could be happy my best winter market in 34 years of real estate. The sad but true truths are whether you like him or hate him, he has boosted the economy, boosted States and Cities into economic booms. That the only thing that can slow this economy is the results of the election

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 15 days ago

Yes, a strong economy.  AND, we need to remember that real estate is local.  My great economy may look different from yours eventually.  Right now the southwest is very sunny!  Homes in the Phoenix Metro area increased value an average of 11% year over year.  No recession here!

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) 15 days ago

Have several people looking to purchase a home this year and have not heard the R word once, they are confident in moving forward! The media and other sour graper's have tried to use it as a selling tool for their hate-filled agenda's. Well done Debe and congrats on the earned gold star!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) 15 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

What a wonderful post! It's telling it like it is and no one here is even thinking R unless they just don't understand te economy. Great numbers love it..good way to get the world out..the REAL word!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 15 days ago

While I cautiously say that the economy remains fairly strong, Debe Maxwell, CRS and spending sentiments also remain strong, I do agree with those that point out that real estate remains as always, local.  Your housing market has been and remains much stronger than others, including my Chicagoland area ... although we have also seen a surge as of late.  Our outlook might be a bit less enthusiastic as a result.

As a lender that must watch ... and lives and dies by the markets ... I also say that the erratic and confusing paths and actions that the markets have taken over the last year or so keep me "nervous" on a daily basis.  I think I am not alone.  There, at times, seems to be no overriding cause for the markets to be behaving as they do ... beyond current events.  And as we know, those can turn on a dime.  I guess I understand why some remain jittery ...

Gene

 
 
Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 14 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS -  when I was hearing people talking about recession I was wondering where they got their info.  With real estate, unemployment, and consumer confidence doing well I wasn't buying it.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 14 days ago

Well Debe we've had this conversation before and you know what I know and think.  It was all hogwash. Plain and simple hogwash. Media and political nonsense. From one who watches the markets and numbers closely I could see what the truth as....and no way were we headed to a recession.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 14 days ago

All Political Bull!, That's what that was.  They were hoping at the expense of the American people.  Shame on them!  

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) 14 days ago

We're locally seeing a strong "recovery" right now.  Prices are still rising (at a good clip, but not extreme) and building is strong.  I don't see a single sign of a ression and when the "experts" were 67% strong in saying the sky was falling I was saying... not my sky.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 14 days ago

It’s really never been that surprising that any of this happens. Not expecting it is a little bit weirder actually, right?

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 14 days ago

They say a patient imind is the first to an actual recovery any economy. I don’t know how true it is, but that’s what I’ve heard :).

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 14 days ago

I am I apologize for my tags not working right now..I want to give it all of you credit. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 14 days ago

Wanda, you’re totally right! People buy and sell and I’ll kind of economic situations and they still find a way.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 14 days ago

  Hi, Debe.  When I was in high school, the TV was on to the national news, either Dan Rather or Walter Conkrite.  They said, "We will now hear from an expert on the economy..."

  My Dad (who was a brilliant man) said, "Son, remember one thing in life - there are no experts on the economy, especially when the news people call them experts.  The only real experts are the people who actually work in that field."

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) 14 days ago

The "R" word keeps popping up every few months!

We were just in time to share the ‘truth’ with our spheres. As you can see in the graphic below, we were combatting the so-called experts’ opinions that were strongly influencing the media and thus, the public. I still haven’t quite understood why a pseudo recession would be something to gleefully report at our own country’s expense but, that’s another topic for another day!

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 14 days ago

The Sun is shinin and it’s time to make hay ( for several years to come)  !!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) 14 days ago

With the exodus from CA, NY and other high taxes, high regulations and low liberty states, AZ is thriving. Economic experts like global warming experts continue to push a false narrative.  That is a sad commentary Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Posted by Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom (Dirt Road Real Estate) 14 days ago

I am a big believer we get what we focus on, and if everyone focuses on recession then it leads others to the trough. But, if we look up and focus on what is going right and well, then it will continue.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 14 days ago

The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, Laura Cerrano

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Ha! Even in the days of Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, huh? I believe your Dad knew exactly what he was talking about!

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Thank you and yes, same here, Barbara Todaro - it's really impossible given the current level of inventory. We can't bounce back to a neutral market for years, much less move into a buyers' market. At least that's how it is here!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

 I agree Buzz Mackintosh and could naively ask why they would do that but, we all know, they are incredibly biased. What is surprising to me is that ANYone actually gives them ANY credibility.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

When you want a diagnosis pertaining to symptoms you may be having physically, you don't look to the media to figure out what that diagnosis is; you consult a specialist - a DOCTOR! It makes me crazy when I read 'opinions' stated as facts about our economy and about our business - real estate. They love to speculate and sell it as news and they do more of an injustice to the consumer than anything. 

I believe that's why so many have tuned them out or turned them off altogether, Michael Jacobs!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

LOL I did the same thing Rick Frissell - and stood by my convictions until 2008 when I could no longer support my stance!! Thankfully, we survived the recession - and I truly believe we came out stronger for having lived through it...or should I say 'worked' through it?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Reminds me of a song Debe Maxwell, CRS "and the beat goes on".  Have a grand weekend .

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) 13 days ago

No truer words have been spoken, Scott Godzyk and I'm in 100% agreement with you!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

That is awesome, Shirley Coomer! And, here I thought the Charlotte market was doing incredibly well!! Seriously, we're both fortunate to live in strong markets and my hope is that this continues another decade!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I remember end of 2018 most people talking about the coming recession to start in 2019 and I can tell you they were all wrong and to me personally 2019 has been the best year ever Debe Maxwell, CRS The economy is strong right now and a lot of people are buying in this area, lots of new construction and new business coming up every day so meaning lots of jobs opportunity. 

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 13 days ago

Things are not adding up, and if the economy was so Strong why the FHA no money down programs?  Scary times ahead in my humble opinion!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Maximum One Executive REALTORS®) 13 days ago

Same here, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  I woke up to a buyer being in a bidding war this morning (over $500K home). You don't have bidding wars during a recession unless it's on $50 - $100K property with investors!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Initially I was naive enough to believe they really did believe what they were sharing, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR. It took me a minute to realize it was politically charged. Who wants to drive their country into a recession? Every single reporter who participated in the false-rumor spreading should be canned! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

You are not alone - my hubby does the same thing, Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi. He grounds me with his extensive knowledge and research of the markets - daily. I do pay attention to him - sometimes! However, I will say that it will be a different recession the next go-round as it is highly doubtful the RE market will be leading the cause!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

I truly believe that being in the trenches (aka boots on the ground!), makes a huge difference in the ability to forecast. When you're not, some rely on the media - sadly! 

You are well-connected with all sorts of businesses so, I'm sure you have an insider track to many facets of the economy, Grant Schneider!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

As usual, you and I are on the same page, Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS! Like you, I am in the thick of it - we KNOW the challenges our buyer clients are facing - and it's not too many homes to choose from either!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

I agree 100% Ricki Eichler McCallum! And, yes, at our expense...and theirs! I mean, who does this? Not only are our politicians corrupt but, our media is as well!

I have friends who did a 3-week trip to the Middle East on a Jewish Heritage Tour. They happened to be in the exact spot that was being filmed with a well-known, popular reporter and people who were supposedly rioting in the streets after Baghdadi's death. The group was VERY small and the reporter made it out to be a MASSIVE amount of people shouting, "Death to America." 

Instead, the VAST marjority of the country was CELEBRATING his death and THANKING America. NONE of that was reported here. They spoke with several historians and even reporters who shared with them that we, as Americans, cannot trust our media. Their reports of how Europeans or any other part of the world actually feel about America & American politics are totally flawed!

As they were sharing this, they expressed their immense sadness as they had no idea that they were believing in and voting during each election, based upon information provided by multi-media outlets. I have to admit, I knew it was corrupt but, listening to their stories, I think my chin was on the ground for a solid hour. 

So yes, all of that to say, I agree - SHAME ON THEM! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

I read your comment a couple of days ago and actually laughed out loud, Tammy Lankford, - "Not my sky!" I LOVE it and am in complete agreement with you!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Laura Cerrano, they were buying during the recession as well - people just didn't want to acknowlege it then either!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

It really does...and to serve what purpose, Sham Reddy CRS?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Well, you know I'm with you 100%, Michael J. Perry!

 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

I just read something about the past century and temperatures - we are 0.8º above where the temperatures were 100 years ago! So, they want to stand on a false platform, spending millions and millions of our tax dollars to further boost their false platform. What are they thinking?

Sadly, I believe that everyone on their side believes the hype, Leanne Smith. Scientists prove them wrong time and time again and that is never reported by the MSM. It really is sad commentary.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

AMEN! I actually heard a sermon the other day that focused on that very thing - and you could apply it to beating addictions, turning your life around, etc. 

Positivity is pretty empowering, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

...and on....and on...

You have a fantabulous weekend as well, Bruce Hicks!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Yes, that is exactly where the research came from and I'm with you, it was our best year ever too! It would be impossible to make the shift back to a buyers market in less than two years, based on the level of inventory we have now...err, lack of inventory! We're definitely on the same page, Abby Stiller and I feel strongly that it's because we have boots on the ground - we ARE in the thick of this insanely low-inventory market!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Yup, it's like the glass half full question... everyone can look at the very same data and no two people have the same perception. Sometimes facts don't matter at all.... it's how can I spin this to fit my agenda.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 12 days ago

So, the reason is that housing costs have skyrocketed with the improved economy and lower inventory, Jim Crawford. Our inventory isn't just low, it continues to fall. In Metro regions like yours and mine, the entry level cost for first time homebuyers has SOARED.

So, the government is trying to help off-set that and it has allowed more first-timers to get into the market and out of the ridiculous costs of renting these days. 

Our average sales price increased another 9% year-over-year. There is definitely a need to help those first time homebuyers!

Charlotte Average Home Sales Price

 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

YES and that too, Leanne Smith! That is a great point and really does make you wonder. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Oh, these people with agendas - I think I need a cause, don't you, Tammy Lankford,?! 

Seriously, if everyone would focus on REAL causes, REAL issues and REAL needs, the entire world would be a better place! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Sounds like a cracked crystal ball to me...

I hope you had a good Sunday Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington) 12 days ago

Hey Rock Star - late to the party. But yes, well said. :) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 days ago

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