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10  /  01  /  2021

TRANSITIONS

We are in a time of great transition; professionally, personally, and globally...I see it everywhere I go and with all those I see. October has arrived and this year's autumn season is highlighted not only by pumpkin-inspired food and drinks, however, a transition in the financial and real estate markets as well. How do we start building the arks that will deliver success as we move forward into 2022 with the hint of mortgage rates increasing and inflation concerns swirling? The consensus among the industry’s forecast models is that we’re headed for slower, albeit still positive, growth.

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09  /  17  /  2021

THE FRENZY

By any name, this tell-tale indicator of an "S-M" (Seller’s Market) has been known to be just as painful for buyers as it sounds....until now. Perhaps the superheated real estate market is preparing to cool off a bit, although it could merely be settling in for a long winter’s nap. Pending home sales, a leading indicator of existing home sales over the following month or two declined for the second straight month in July. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said those sales dipped 1.8% to a reading of 110.7 on its Pending Home Sale Index (PHSI). That said, inventory is slowly increasing, and home shoppers should begin to see more options in the coming months.

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09  /  03  /  2021

TRIBUTE

Backyard BBQs, long beach days, and family gatherings are sure to be in full swing this Labor Day weekend as we celebrate our constant go-getters and valuable hard-working Americans! This significant day does a lot more than pay tribute to our American achievements. We reflect on our journey and celebrate the contributions of our working nation and the resilience of American workers throughout history. Labor Day stirs up the opportunity for us to think about our dreams and aspirations regarding our future and as we rest and reset for the rest of the year, seek happiness in a job well done, enjoy the final days of summer, and become inspired by what is yet to come!