Solano Real Estate Scene: Olympic success spills over to real estate market

The U.S. dominated the medal count in this year’s pandemic affected Olympic Games. I am sick and tired of hearing about how terrible our country is by certain people. Yes, we have a ways to go with 60% of the population having a net worth of zero, but to broadly call our country a loser country just isn’t fair. Sure, there is fear and prejudice against people who look different or believe differently, but this has been happening since Adam and Eve and humans lived in caves. We all need to cut the U.S. a break about wealth inequality and focus on our competitive edge, and like the U.S. Olympians, work and practice hard every day to improve and build a strong middle class. The U.S. is made up of 332 million people and other than the 5 million native American Indians whose ancestors were here 15,000 years ago, the rest of us are descendants of immigrants from a whole bunch of different countries who were willing or forced to get on a boat and hope to God the boat didn’t sink on its way to America. This diverse group of Americans now have more than 3,000 medals in the Winter and Summer Olympics while China has 2,000. Russia, the Soviet Union and the ROC combined have a total of 2,000. Keep in mind, the U.S. is only 245 years old while China has been around 3,500 years and has 1.5 billion potential Olympians. Italy and Great Britain have been around for thousands of years and their combined medal count is less than 2,000 since the modern Olympics began 225 years ago in Athens, Greece. The real estate and stock markets are dependent on consumer confidence and the American Dream. When the U.S. wins the most medals at the Olympics, it creates national pride and reinforces the belief that buying a house and maximizing ones’ IRA and 401(k) contributions will pay off like it has since Americans began buying real estate and stocks and investing in the U.S. “Buy land, they ain’t making any more of it,” is a quote often attributed to Mark Twain. I have a lot of friends who are justifiably upset about the state of the U.S. financial statement, but I believe in the American Dream and the talents of my fellow Americans, especially the younger population who will need to tackle and wrestle with the $30 trillion in debt and the rebuilding of the middle class. History tells us that we are winners and I have no doubt we will win the gold medal if we follow the Constitution from 1787, and like the women’s Olympic basketball team, practice, improve each day and work together as a team.