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Too Many Problems that are simply out of Our Control

Today there are too many problems that are simply out of our control. For example, when you take a look at the total credit market debt in the United States, including government, corporate and personal debt, the numbers are frankly staggering, which amount to 360 percent of our Gross Domestic Product.

Economically, we can’t really tackle this particular problem when U.S. corporate income tax receipts were down 55% ($138 billion) for the year ending September 30, 2009. Frankly, the fiscal outlook surpasses double-dip recession and mimics “debt super cycle,” a term coined by Bill Gross of

I’ve been on a mini-vacation to decompress from the stresses of life. And while it’s great to get away, conversely, it feels like walking back into a tsunami when returning to the real world.

As a Colorado Springs Realtor, I hear the hardships, share the pain and try to offer constructive, yet optimistic options for those feeling oppressed, especially as this pertains to the real estate market. Yet oftentimes, the discussions go much deeper than real estate as it’s apparent that many people are trying to cope with a myriad of horrendous trials. I want you to know that we, Selley Group, are here for you!

Upon my arrival to Colorado Springs from Laguna, California and when turning on the television after tuning out for a few days, I burst out into laughter because the world’s problems have increased even more within the past few days and are really insurmountable for any man to handle by his own mere abilities.

Overall, the outlook for the American culture is pessimistic. Yet, it’s good to get away to get re-charged because remaining optimistic is our strongest weapon of our mind to nobly stand firm against the worst of times.

Regarding real estate in general, let’s be realistic. People will always buy and sell real estate, though the values and investment projections might change cyclic. Are times tough? Yes. But these times are not the worst that our forefathers have experienced before us. In fact, there are many people still buying and selling Colorado Springs Real Estate.

My advice is two-fold to the following question: So what do you do to overcome the world?

  • The only way to overcome the world is to live by faith.
  • You can’t fix the ginormous problems of this culture, but you can remain accountable for your personal and professional ways of living.

It’s good to be back. Looking forward to an extraordinary summer!

Feel free to contact our Colorado Springs Realtors at Selley Group Real Estate, LLC:

2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comment balloon 7 commentsCherise Selley • June 15 2010 05:01PM


Amen to that Cherise....

Posted by Will Handley, Certified Master Inspection Services (Progressive Inspection Service) almost 10 years ago

Absolutely - and if we ALL become personally accountable for what we CAN control, eventually the bigger problems will work themselves out.

Posted by Mike Martin, Realty Masters & Associates ((909) 476-9600 ~ almost 10 years ago

Hi Cherise, Totally off topic, I just came by to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 10 years ago

Totally agree with you...we need to be optimistic, honest, focused and accountable....hopefully things will work out in the end.  Is it your birthday?? Happy Birthday Cherise!

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) almost 10 years ago

Cherise,  Great post!  Glad you were able to take a few days and decompress!  We all need to take a few days now and again!

Posted by John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614 (Century 21 LeMac Realty) almost 10 years ago

Welcome back!  Glad you got to get away for a while. 

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Hope you had a happy birthday!  I will be calling you about Sunday.  And, I totally forgot it was Father's Day so if you guys have plans for that, please don't worry about meeting us.

Posted by Paula McDonald ~ GRI, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 10 years ago