Which do you think is more dangerous? A lack of knowledge, or mistaken knowledge?
Daniel J. Boorstin, the historian, professor, writer, and former U.S. Librarian of Congress once wrote, “The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.”
Some of the world’s most important revelations have depended on the exploration and adoption of a more complex understanding of our universe. A round planet? The sun at the center of our galaxy? Heresy, once upon a time. But science eventually told the true story.
A lack of knowledge leaves the search open to us all. When we admit what we don’t know, we can at least seek answers. But what about when we think we know? What happens when we are certain in our misunderstanding?
Many people I talk to believe they can’t afford to buy a home, that now is the wrong time to sell, or they won’t be able to secure a mortgage. Many of these beliefs are assumptions based on past experiences, generalized market information which doesn’t look at trends in specific neighborhoods, and media headlines about tight lending conditions.
Unfortunately, many people are held back from their dream of homeownership because they haven’t investigated the possibility for themselves recently. If you’ve put buying or selling out of your mind, I urge you to contact me at any of the methods below to explore your options. Much has changed recently, and I’d be happy to investigate the facts of the market as they pertain to your situation. At the very least, I can help you plan for your future.