The National Association of Home Builders has chosen this wonderful month of June to celebrate Homeownership Month. You may be thinking with the current economic situation in this country that “so what; who cares” about owning a home right now I’ll just rent until things get better. That is a good idea and there is certainly nothing wrong with that strategy but I say now is the best time to prepare for when things do turn around and they will. I used the same strategy to decide that now is the time for me to become a real estate agent instead of just keep looking for a job. I felt that this would be the best time for me to come into this industry and learn while the market is moving at a slower pace and while learning position myself and then when the market shifts and the pace quickens and people start buying again because everyone is doing much better financially then I am already there to serve as many people as I can.
Be sure and check out nahb.org. They have a lot of consumer info and they have created a quarterly newsletter specifically for consumers and you can subscribe for free. Although the nahb.org is an organization for builders of property, their site has a lot to offer the consumer. Check it especially during the month of June – you might learn something you can use later. And don’t forget since this weekend June 4 and 5 are National Open House Weekend go see some houses and let’s get America back on track to Homeownership.