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Monday, January 11, 2010

Reasons to believe: Ugly decade yields lessons, opportunities

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        Unless you are 105 years old or stuffed all your money in your mattress before the housing and stock markets tanked around mid-decade, the last 10 years were the most financially nerve-wracking of your life.  If you owned your current home in 2005, it is worth between 15% and 50% less today.  Most of us seeking a vacation or retirement home on a golf course have put those plans on hold indefinitely.

        Four years after the collapse in home values, many of us wonder, “What just happened, what have we learned, and how can we apply the lessons to the coming years?”  The January issue of our free Home On The Course newsletter, which will be mailed by the end of the week, provides some answers.  We spell out a few “brutal truths” about the last decade and include the lessons we all should have learned about searching for a home on the course.   We also share some thoughts on why some of us should pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start that search for our dream home all over again.

        Don’t miss out on your free copy of the January issue of Home On The Course.  Sign up today at the top of this page and stay on top of the market with the only objective, unbiased observations about golf real estate.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.