This positivity stuff is not for the faint of heart. But I am starting to see some great strides as bloggers and columnists prove that all is not gloom and doom.
Bernice Ross just posted a terrific piece over at Inman. She says, "I am sick and tired of the negative media "Bernice says all the positive news is buried deep in the paper. Or as I listed in my last post, the good real estate news is even buried in the same article when the headline said it was bad.
Happy News she says is being missed by the mass media:
35% of the homes in the U.S. do not have a mortgage,94.88% of the loans ARE performing, defaults are really a story taking place in just 7 states, defaults are really from overbuilding and 25% are from speculation, foreclosures have actually dropped in 43 states!
She is asking NAR and us bloggers to take this issue head on.
I am glad that this movement is growing. As you will recall, I made public on Nov. 8th a new Positivity on Real Estate initiative that I am launching. If you would like to join in please let me know.Comment or email us. We are putting the resources together to change the tone.