Something of a mystery to many right now is how to maneuver in today's real estate market to avoid the pitfalls in Short Pays and REO's. Having been in this business for going on 30 years, I've seen the bottoms fall out before. We know that no business can continue in one direction forever.
That said, what happens next in this climate? Do you reinvent your portfolio? Do you change your career? Do you give up on home ownership? NO TO ALL THREE. I don't like to use the term "change" as I am not on that Band Wagon. Instead, I am a conservative Republican ... there I said it! I am not opposed to capitalism. I believe we should all be responsible for what we create - positive or negative. I don't believe the government should bail us out of our own mistakes. Along those lines, it's time to take stock of who you are and what you are willing to do to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and make some "lemonade." If you have some savings and are willing to invest, REO's today are an excellent choice. Interest rates are at an all time low. Banks are now prepared to finance again. This is going to sound like a Dennis Miller rant but everyone should stop whining and start focusing. There are too many opportunities being overlooked right now. Instead we are listening to the media use soundbites to direct us to others' agendas. Let's start taking care of ourselves. Let's use the word POSSIBILITY again in the right context. Let's move forward America - the only real "bail out" we need is the removal of the wax from our ears and the glue from our feet. MOVE FORWARD now. Use these opportunities to create your possiblities - YOUR CHANGE! Be in charge and prosper. If you need help, call me. I'll push you in the right direction!