Up,Up and Away In My Real Estate Balloon

Written by Elaine VonCannon

It is June, 2005 andrepparttar media has initiated a doom and gloom campaign forrepparttar 145855 real estate market. Major national news sources are reporting thatrepparttar 145856 ‘housing bubble’ will inevitably burst. These sources also speculate that this bursting real estate bubble will cripplerepparttar 145857 real estate market and adversely affectrepparttar 145858 economy ofrepparttar 145859 entire United States. I am a REALTOR in Williamsburg, Virginia, a market with a high growth potential for real estate investments. There are similar markets to Williamsburg, such as Silicone Valley in California, Washington D.C. andrepparttar 145860 suburbs of Maryland and Northern Virginia, and I could add numerous others to this hot list. The closer a home is to metropolitan and populated areas and desirable places to live,repparttar 145861 higherrepparttar 145862 cost of real estate. The chances of turning a profit in a shorter amount of time on real estate investments increases in these types of areas. Real estate prices in one state or even areas withinrepparttar 145863 same state are not tied to each other. Butrepparttar 145864 U.S. media might like to make us think they are all related because extreme stories sell newspapers and add value to advertising time. Real estate is stillrepparttar 145865 most stable investment a person can make with their money, and it will be for decades to come. In my opinion,repparttar 145866 media is also tied torepparttar 145867 stock market, which loses investors when people chooserepparttar 145868 security, safety and high return of a real estate investment over an investment in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. The media helped stimulate a similar fall forrepparttar 145869 dot com companies inrepparttar 145870 early part of this millennium. The fact is, many dot com companies were houses built on sand, and these fell. The others remained, and are stronger than ever. E-commerce remains one ofrepparttar 145871 most efficient, and time saving ways to do business. In fact, I would not be a major player inrepparttar 145872 Williamsburg real estate market without my website. In a similar vein, I believe thatrepparttar 145873 media myth aboutrepparttar 145874 eventual collapse ofrepparttar 145875 national housing market is painted in too broad of strokes. I am in good company with my opinion. I would like real estate investors, home buyers, and home sellers to considerrepparttar 145876 opinion of two articulate and influential men, instead of relying uponrepparttar 145877 U.S. media’s disproportionate analysis ofrepparttar 145878 real estate market. U.S. Treasury Secretary, John Snow, stated in an interview on Bloomberg Radio on April 26, 2005, “I do not thinkrepparttar 145879 evidence suggests there is a national housing bubble at all. Housing prices are high in some markets, but those markets are supported by underlying supply and demand considerations. It’s really a misnomer, I think, to talk about bubbles inrepparttar 145880 sense that you get a stock market bubble or a bubble inrepparttar 145881 commodity markets.” And, David Lereach,repparttar 145882 National Association of Realtor’s chief economist, said in late April of 2005, “We still have more buyers than sellers. There is a strong demand for housing from a growing population.”

Pottery makes a great gift, plain and simple

Written by Robert Gravestock

Are you looking for something unique to give a friend or family member for an upcoming birthday or holiday? If you really want to wow that special someone, why not consider purchasing an original one of a kind pottery gift that makes life better in some way.

Pottery gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and they can be practical or extravagant. If your recipient loves to take afternoon tea, why not surprise him or her with a gorgeous tea set, complete with teacups, saucers, and teapot? You might even want to add a serving tray for that extra special touch. Perhaps you know someone who adores fresh flowers. A delicate vase to showcase a vibrant bouquet would likely be appreciated.

If you long to combine functionality with beauty in your everyday life, you will likely find pottery to be outstanding in every way. Fromrepparttar depth of color torepparttar 145759 texture torepparttar 145760 overall design, each piece stands apart fromrepparttar 145761 next. Keep in mind that you do not have to buy matching sets of cups, plates, and bowls. In fact, it can be equally attractive to mix and match plates of one design and color with bowls from an entirely different set.

Handcrafted pottery takes time to create, as each piece must be molded from clay, glazed, and fired. If you appreciate fine art and won't accept less thanrepparttar 145762 best, you will be pleased withrepparttar 145763 extensive inventory of handmade pottery that can be purchased fromrepparttar 145764 internet. From birdbaths to vases to tableware, we are certain here at Northern Inventions that you will findrepparttar 145765 pieces that will bring joy and function to your life.

Handcrafted pottery is unique in that each piece has some variation, as it is nearly impossible to create two identical pieces of pottery. It takes great pains to design pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing torepparttar 145766 eye. The process from start to finish takes no less than 20 to 30 steps, so you can be sure that you are only gettingrepparttar 145767 highest quality handcrafted pottery.

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