You will see it day in and day out.....REAL ESTATE! Everywhere you turn there is Real Estate for sale.
The first problem is our dwindleing economy. The state is in a recession and Michigan is hurting for jobs. The largest identifying factor to see this first hand is Property for sale.
I am sure that 45-60 % of the properties you are driving by are abandon and the grass as high as corn stalks. This may be a community eyesore but it truly is an economic indicator. People are loosing their jobs and when there is no money to give there are no assets to take.
Barry County has been somewhat fortunate in the last 1-2 years. Local economy is booming. Restaraunts are busy, items are being bought and sold and our local manufacturing market is holding steady. These are all great things for a win in the end. Sure we will suffer now and more will loose their jobs but Barry County is truly a great place to live.
With surrounding retail stores, service industries, manufacturing plants and others hiring we have a lot to look forward too. We each live but not 5 miles in any direction from some sort of water body, have bountless acres of farm land, enchanted forests and clean roadways. Barry County is less than an hour from 4 major metropolitan cities which are also hiring! I truly feel that things may get worst but what we have to look forward to is the future. The future seems bright and when things are down they can only get better!
The local Real Estate market is rising which is a great indicator of things getting somewhat back to normal. While the many great leaders, directors and residents of Barry County look forward I feel that they too will feel a sense of pride about our truly "American" way of life.
Thanks and let that glass always be half full.
Justin Peck w/ MILLER REAL ESTATE
- ► 2010 (17)