Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The title track to your work

What is the title track to your life?  What would it sound like. Would you buy the album. I started writing this post quite some time ago, deleted it, started it again, then deleted it, then watched "High Fidelity".  Now I'm writing it again.  Honestly, that's pretty much the soundtrack to my life.  Starting it, deleting it, then trying to start it again.  Have you watched High Fidelity?  I highly recommend it!  It's a great life movie, one that resonates, it's about a life that is far from perfect, an individual that is not perfect, who knows he is far from perfect, and yet continues unthwarted to search for the meaning of his life and finds it in Laura - the love of his life - and music, the vehicle of his life. (The interpreter, if you will). [Portrait of Joe Mooney, Gaeton (Gate) Frega, and Andy Fitzgerald, Eddie Condon's, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947] (LOC) I'm still working on the sound track of my life - it has several notes that don't match - but no bad cords.  Every note is exactly as it should be.  Every choice, is my choice and a defining moment in my life.  I wouldn't trade them for the world. So how would you define your life?  What soundtrack would you use to define it?  What would it sound like?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Zombie Houses - Being Reined In?

The number of foreclosure homes, often called REO's (for Real Estate Owned) properties - what I like to call a Zombie House, have declined over the past few months.  In fact, inventory overall has declined which has lead to buyers struggling to find the home they're looking for.
Nobody's home!

Zombie homes in the Cincinnati area have declined, as well as nation-wide.  This doesn't mean they're not still there - in fact, about 27% or our market right now is lender owned property.  But with significant less inventory overall on the market everything is down.  Just for a quick peak - here are 11 Lender owned homes in the Cincinnati area that are ready to sell  If you are looking for a fixer upper to pick up as an investment property, something to flip, or a home to call your own at a great price - there are some outstanding lending options out there to help you.

I'll talk more about some of those next time.

If you simply can't wait though - give me a call

Chris W.