I debated in high school and then went to Arizona StateÂ University on
a tuition scholarship for debate. Not too long into my college debate
team tenure, I discovered concurrently, the girls dormitory housing
1,500 suntanned beauties, 7 oz. beers 6 for a buck, and the pool life
around Lemon Grove Terrace â€“ among other things. So much for the debate
But from all those years of competition one thing did become clear
and that was that statistics require scrutiny. They also need to be
compared to other statistics to have any real meaning. Even more
important is to look at who was giving forth the statistic and the
source of the statistic. You probably innately know this, maybe you
donâ€™t. But in these trying economic times people the world over need to
be reminded to think for themselves and not blindly trust what we are
being told. Bad news and even worse headlines sell newspapers and draw
us to news shows on television, radio and the internet. This is in spite
of the fact there is good news buried under the headlines. It is
commonly known that bad news sells newspapers.
This is really all that is holding down housing right now â€“ the
preponderance of bad news. It is really all that is hampering business
expansion leading to the current unemployment rate. I have heard it
called a lack of confidence. People are beat up about the bad news, the
publishing of â€œbadâ€ statistics. The real drag on the economy is that
people get so beat up by bad news they feel like they canâ€™t do anything
about it â€“ lack of confidence.
Can you have another viewpoint though? I mean can you subtly change your thinking just slightly?
America isnâ€™t going to dry up and disappear. It will recover from the
current mess. Donâ€™t you truly believe that? I do. I mean Iâ€™m not done
with supporting my family, Iâ€™m gonna go camping again and fishing and
golfing, and buying clothes and going to church and paying taxes and
eating right and eating badly and working my b___ off for all of this.
Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m going to do. And Iâ€™m going to go about it confidently
and with good cheer because it does not accomplish anything to be other
than that. And Iâ€™m going to see headlines and statistics and hear news
that Iâ€™m going to take with a grain of salt because I know their stated
purpose is to put forth bad news. So Iâ€™m not going to let it affect me
one little bit.
My initial purpose for writing this article was to motivate buyers to
get out there and buy right now because the statistics I view as a
mortgage broker and real estate broker all point to BUY NOW. Get your
confidence back in America. That is simply your decision. And the next
time you see a bad headline just know that they are probably all bad
headlines with the worst statistics. It sells newspapers.
Forest Tardibuono is a CA DRE Broker with over 23 years
experience in real estate and lending. His number is (707) 523-2099. See
website @ sunpacmortgage.com.