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March Madness! - Has there been a full moon all month?

Basketball is in full swing and basketball fans are out in full force.  From the east coast to the west coast fans are cheering for their favorite college team.  It brings fans sports fans together like nothing else from the office pool, to gathering in pubs, to home gatherings.  It's awesome and one of my favorite times of the year.

Soap Opera fans however are not too happy unless they happen to love basketball and I don't know to many that do.  You should have heard my mom scream last week when she found out her favorite soap opera had been replaced by a bunch of young guys running around in shorts! How dare they replace her favorite soap opera with that stuff!

Active Rain welcomed it's 20,000th member in March and is still growing leaps and bounds! That is a HUGE SLAM DUNK!  Congratulations to the first early members of Active Rain. I doubt if you saw this growth coming.  Thank you to all the members that have made Active Rain what it is today.  The friends I have added to my circle of friends in the month of March has touched my soul. "Thank You" all for the incredible comments and emails you have written. I am speechless and have even shed a tear reading some of the beautiful things you have written and sent me.

Full Moon?  I swear there has been a full moon the whole month of March!  From a business point of view I gave out 2 referrals to Active Rain members and had a buyer find me on Active Rain that has become a long-term investor.  The number of comments and personal emails I have received has been unbelievable!  One email I received last night was one of the kindest, complimentary emails I have ever received.  I copied it and pasted it into a word document so I can read it whenever I am down.

Foreclosures really hit the news in March in the form of the media's talk about the high number of foreclosures.  The high number of foreclosures has been blamed for the recent weakness in the stock market.  The reality of it is that beneficiaries of these loans have them insured and their pocketbooks will not get hurt nearly as bad as the pessimists would like us to believe.  As for the stock market...it was oversold and looking for a reason to correct itself.  If foreclosures had not hit the news something else would have corrected the stock market. This is good and needed to happen.

Sub-prime lending also hit the new hot and heavy in March. I for one am happy to see sub-prime lending have a major overhaul. I believe it will be good for the economy when buyers are required to provide good credit and AN INVESTMENT of their own in the form of a down payment.  I think this will bring pride of ownership back and people will think twice before walking away from a home.

Yes, there is March Madness and it is all good!

 

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorge Tallabas • March 25 2007 09:17AM

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March has been good for me, I got one referral from Active Rain.

NOW ON TO BASKETBALL...

Here in Memphis, everything stops when the ball game is on.  TIGER BASKETBALL IS IMPORTANT STUFF, EVERYTHING ELSE CAN WAIT. I even drove 45 miles one way to get a contract signed off, my client wanted to stay home to watch the game on TV. Now that Mempis is out, and will not be in the final four, things can go on as usual.

Posted by Carmen Prince, Affiliate Broker (Crye-Leike Realors) about 12 years ago
Thanks Carmen....You go girl!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 12 years ago
Good month in review George. Love reading your stuff, keep it up!
Posted by Jacob Morales - Arizona Mortgage Planner (US Bank) about 12 years ago
Thanks Jacob...Have a great day and a week ahead
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 12 years ago

George

I have been on AR for 3 months now. I have been called stupid (not in those words) I have been ignored and I have been laughed at~~not with! 

You have truly been such a breath of fresh air.  You are here to help, to educate and to make us look at ourselves and try to do better.  I look for your post daily.  I don't always comment but I alwaysread.  AR would not be half as good with out you.  Thank  you for your presence.  And no I d on't watch basketball. :/

Posted by Roberta Lee, Norco Corona Riversid Homes For Sale (Century 21 Olde Tyme) about 12 years ago

George,

I know how your Mom feels about the guys in the shorts and yes, it will be nice to see buyers being better qualified to purchase a home.  Nothing is more upsetting than to see a client lose a home.

Fran

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) about 12 years ago
Roberta...thank you so much for the kind comments.  You made my day!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 12 years ago
Fran...thank you so much.  Have a wonderful week
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 12 years ago

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