Are we too advanced in society?
It’s sad when scientists search for life on other planets, and if a microbe is found they call it life. But, if a baby is in the womb, it is not given the same consideration by our “advanced” society. The president just recently spoke at Planned Parenthood and asked God to bless them. Does anyone care about the 333,964 baby abortions that Planned Parenthood preformed in one year alone? Our “advanced” society has performed over 55 million abortions since Roe v. Wade according to the National Right to Life Council. If we speak out against abortions we are accused of being against women’s health or women’s rights. That’s a smoke screen. Who speaks for the unborn?
Think of it this way. Just this week a sports figure came out and said he is gay. It received wall to wall coverage on television and front cover on magazines. Also, during this week a trial has been going on with a doctor in Philadelphia accused of killing four babies and a woman. The trial received very little coverage. Are we screwed up as a country or what? Where are the women’s rights groups marching for the rights of the woman who died?
Our politicians in Washington will cave into anyone or any group if they think it might cost them a vote. We have long since removed God from our schools and now we want to remove God from the military. I’m sorry, but if I were young enough to be a soldier and going into battle, I would not give a “hoot” about some weakly politician. I would be saying a prayer for myself and those around me.
2010/2011 44% of budget from Government health services grants and reimbursements.
2011/2012 45% of budget from Government health services grants and reimbursements.
While most Americans are against abortions, we are forced to be the largest financial contributors to Planned Parenthood (333,964 abortions in last annual report) and their agenda through our tax dollars. No Mr. Obama, this is NOT a war on women. It is standing up for the unborn.PP Annual Report
Recently Retired from Actively Selling Real Estate but Still Interested in the Market
As of April 1, 2013 I did retire from actively selling real estate, which I began doing in 1997, but that has not dulled my interest in the market. I remain a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and Union County Association of REALTORS®. I also continue to be licensed in the state of North Carolina. Actually, the only thing I withdrew from is the Carolina Multiple Listing Service and the office I was associated with.
Selling real estate has been one of the most exciting, interesting, rewarding and frustrating jobs I have ever had.
I’m sure I will miss being actively involved, but probably not item four so much.
One more thing, knowing what I now know about selling or buying homes, I would never suggest to anyone to sell as a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) or buy without having an agent working for you. It is much too complicated now. Just my opinion.
For new agents coming into the profession, this looks to be a great time for it. Most markets seem to be rebounding. Prices are lower (may stay that way for some time), interest rates are still low and from what I have been reading the buyers are back. Sellers are still a little hesitant due to a decrease in their equity, so inventory is low in some spots.
Even though I am not actively selling now, I hope to keep watching the market to see where it goes. Homes are selling a little better than during the past three or four years, so will they start raising interest rates? Also, I saw an article where President Obama is encouraging lenders to make loans to people with weaker credit. Lenders did tighten up quite a bit during the recession. They needed to. Maybe they tightened too much, but if not careful they could end up at that point again.
I do have a another blog at www.9thstreetblog.com where I post my thoughts about things in the news and other stuff.
Probably will have to find something to do. Not good at doing nothing! No loafing allowed.