When you are a kid, a year seems sooo long. It would take forever for Christmas and your birthday to come along. Now I blink, and another year has passed.
The highlights of last year are my daughter and I having surgeries 2 months apart. In June I had my knee replaced. 6 months in and I am still dealing with stiffness but not as bad. It takes up to a year for full recovery-funny how in this case the time isn’t flying…..
My daughter was born with an aortic stenosis, a thickening of the aortic valve wall. In August she had the valve replaced and is doing great. She stayed with me for 6 weeks after surgery and it was nice having her here. I am grateful that the surgeries are behind us and we are doing well.
My work as a board member for both the White Bear Historical Society and River Valley Riders kept me busy. Both organizations are expanding and will be starting the process of Capital Campaigns. It will be a lot of work but so worth it. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it all.
My son and his fiancée bought their first house which was exciting. Thankfully the market had started to shift and they were actually able to negotiate the price and do an inspection! I for one am very happy about the market change. Sure some homes are still receiving multiple offers but not as many as the last couple of years. For buyers to be able to look at a home and not feel pressured to write an offer after only seeing it for 15 minutes is wonderful. For them to be able to negotiate price and terms is awesome. And to not have to guarantee any gap between appraisal value and offer price is the best part. Working with buyers is fun again!
I am looking forward to helping more clients take advantage of this equal market. Who is ready to make a move in 2023?
I wish you and your family the very best in 2023, and hope the upcoming year is one full of joy, peace and good health.
P.S. Here is one more look at 2022!