When people ask why I was named Bliss – I like to say I was born in the sixties (wink, wink.) I was born in the sixties, but named after my great-grandmother. I guess that’s why this article caught my eye. It Might Seem Like A Commune But Co-housing Is Not A Sixties Idea was recently posted on the Mortgage News Daily.
This was an interesting article about a housing trend for communities built by residents with common interests or concerns. I think the most familiar would be those for retired people or those over 55 with no children.
There is great value in staying abreast of housing trends and real estate facts. Remember when your mom or teacher told you to read the newspaper and it would make you a more interesting person? That’s what I’m talking about here. Knowing about the real estate market (including the not-so-common, such as the article above) will give you a reason to talk to others and create opportunities for questions about mortgages. In a non-intrusive way, you let others know you are an expert in your profession.
For the last 10 years, CNNMoney has been my home page. There is a wide variety of articles related to every aspect of finance that will give you a broad range of topics to discuss with others. Mortgage Market Guide is another place I go every day for instant information on interest rates and market news. Whether you read online news and articles, industry magazines or the Wall Street Journal; you will keep your business moving forward as you work to stay up-to-date with this industry. Someone may even find you interesting!