We’re rebuilding America one house at a time, recovering the housing market by homeowners working on their own personal finances individually. This is how we’ll get through the Great Recession. And as usual, providing personal finance advice, real estate advice and consumer advice on the Ilyce Glink Show on February 17, 2013 at 11:00am Eastern Time on WSB Radio.
So I had a couple of emails about this “Rebuilding America One House at a Time” theme we’re doing this year. And one writer asked me to clarify what I mean, because we all sort of live in our own bubbles right? We get touchpoints to society when we read the news or hear reports, important information that affects our lives, but for the most part we’re involved in doing our own respective thing.
What I feel needs to happen now is that we all need to collectively unite and claim ownership for our personal finances. It’s about rebuilding your America, your silo first. It’s about selling, buying and moving into the best home you can truly afford. That’s what I mean when I talk about rebuilding America one house at a time. Uniting homeowners and the housing market by starting with yourself.
Recovering from this Great Recession has been trying. The fact that the economy contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012 at all is just astonishing. And I talk to small business owners everyday. They say they lost half of their customers in December, and this should have been a time when everything was going gangbusters. But it wasn’t. For many people, the Great Recession never ended.
If you don’t work on rebuilding your silo first, then individual blocks don’t get better, which leads to stronger communities, cities and finally, a nation. So rebuilding America one house at a time means that when the next recession hits – and it’s coming – you’re prepared. I want you to be ready, to survive and thrive.
We haven’t seen the housing market really come back. The experts agree. So we’re selling 300,000 homes to new homeowners each month? We should be selling 800,000. Improvement is quite relative. We have lots more work to do. Are you with me?
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