The American Dream is Alive and Well in Cookeville
Do you ever see something on social media that just drives you nuts? Me too! With this being an election year it’s really hard to scroll through any social media site and not see something that makes me crazy. Lately though, I’ve been seeing this ideology pushed that the American Dream is dead. Most things I can dismiss as election year craziness, but this notion that life is terrible and the American Dream is dead – that’s something that I just can’t ignore.
A big part of the American Dream has always been home ownership, and that’s something I know a bit about. Contrary to what the naysayers would have you believe, it’s still quite easy to buy a home in Cookeville and the surrounding area. This isn’t something that’s only reserved for the affluent either. I help first time home buyers purchase their first home all the time. We are very blessed to have a 100% financing option here in our area via the USDA, which makes home ownership an option for almost anyone with decent credit and a steady job.
Home sales in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee are so brisk that we are headed into 2016 with a shortage of inventory. That seems a bit strange if things are so terrible, don’t you think? I mean, if home ownership is out of reach for the average American, then we should have unsold houses coming out our ears. But we don’t. New listings are selling quickly and sometimes with multiple offers. Can you see why I’m not buying this sad story of how dreadful things are?
Please, take it from me that the American Dream of home ownership is alive and well. This whole sad story the media is spinning reminds me of a quote that I love by Confucius which says,
“He who thinks he can and he who thinks he can’t are both usually right.”
In other words, if you believe you can achieve the American Dream then you probably will. If you don’t believe you can, then don’t be surprised if it never happens. It’s the things we set our hearts on and work toward with determination that come true.
Are you looking to buy your piece of the American Dream? Home is where the heart is, and I’d love to help you find yours.