I like to trade stocks , etf's , currencies, albeit modestly. The market is a merciless and will crucify you if your not careful.a lesson I learned all too well in 2008! I enjoy travel and golf, beaches and the desert skys, I mix in a bit of surfing in tropical climates and summers in California.
I suppose you may have guessed by my handle I am a Realtor in Los Angeles who handles bank foreclosures for a couple of institutions. The low end market is good right now 5/2009 and I expect it to remain good as long as rates stay around 5%... contact me if interested on homes condos units and commercial properties...... I am in the market myself so that should tell you something. I know prices may come down a bit more but with rates under 5% I can live with a short term price decline, if any.
UPDATE 8/18/2009 Market is great but I think it is a short term pop....8k credit/low rates fueling market. However, there are a ton of short sales coming on and a lot more foreclosures so I think prices will continue to decline another 10% + - a sideways market is coming for a couple of years to as much as 5 years IMHO