Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / by Rick Sadle
Welcome to what is the first pandemic for most of us! My parents predate polio so this pandemic is new even for them. You might be scared. You might be wondering if this is the new normal. The truth is—no one knows how long this pandemic will last. No one knows how long you will have to shelter in place. It’s a scary time for us all, worried about our health and the health of our vulnerable loved ones.
But, once this immediate health crisis passes (and it will—rest assured, life will return to normal)—what will happen to the economy? Many folks have been laid off, most temporarily, some permanently. Others have had their jobs phased out or changed. The stock market is as volatile as ever. Real Estate at this time may seem terribly uncertain, but, it’s a giant part of the economy—an estimated 22% of all jobs in the United States are real estate related. Rest assured, your local agent is as busy as ever, the housing market remains strong. Now is ...
Monday, April 13, 2020 / by Rick Sadle
While Oregon has gone on a necessary and temporary lockdown as we work to flatten the curve of Covid-19. But, even though many of our bars and restaurants are temporarily closed (though, many are still open for take out, so if you can support your local eateries—and Powell’s—please do so!) You can still get outside and enjoy nature… just keep your social distance.
Thankfully, spring time in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas is a great time to be outside. With this lockdown and quarantine, though, it’s necessary for sanity! But, fresh air and exercise are also good for the health and stress and keeping healthy is vitally important right now. There’s the joke going around about the Quarantine15 but it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s still ple ...