Who said no one’s looking to buy a home right now?
In the last few days, over 1,200 people have visited my blog (which typically gets 20-30 readers a day) to see what I had to say about the benefits for first time home buyers in the new federal housing bill in my post on Friday. That’s practically a tidal wave considering the somewhat obscure interests of my blog.
Okay, so 1,200+ web searches on the benefits in the housing bill for first time home buyers can’t be seen as a turning point in the U.S. housing market, but at the very least it’s a reminder to me that large numbers of people are seeking home ownership but concerned about how to afford it: that dream and that concern represent an opportunity to open up a larger conversation about all the tools and steps necessary to achieve financial security.
In that spirit, I submitted the previous Housing Bill post to the most recent Carnival of Personal Finance, a weekly anthology of blog posts from the large number of bloggers focused on financial topics. I hope that gradually more of those bloggers will become interested in directing some of their attention at the asset development field: personal finance bloggers (and their readers) represent a wealth of financial savvy and energy that could potentially help grow the capacity of asset development practitioners.