Do you remember the old joke, "The first thing I do every day is read the obituaries, and if my name isn't there I know it's going to be a good day!"?
Friday our local title company sent out a list, as they do every Friday, of the most recent NOD's ... Notices of Default ... filed with the county during the past week. This is a gloomy service they provide to keep the real estate agents informed.
This week there list was particularly disturbing. It read like the "Who's Who" of our community! There are teachers, realtors, appraisers, builders, community leaders, law enforcement folks, and many friends listed as being in default on their payments.
I was shocked! I suppose that the real impact was simply seeing how far reaching this economic crisis really is.
There was a national "Call to Action" issued on Friday to all REALTORS asking us to urge our Senators to address the economic stimulus bill before them. Someone better pay attention to this quickly ... many innocent people are being hurt!