Greetings friends and family,

Another year behind us with new adventures to come.   I like putting a positive spin on the New Year 2014 so we can face the challenges with an open mind and in good spirit.  As a history buff, I remember “One of the great liberal documents of the world is the Declaration of Independence. One of the great conservative documents of the world is the Constitution of the United States.  We need both, one to get started and the other to maintain this great countries structure.”

On a personal level, I’m looking forward to my 2nd show season in reined working cow horse with my gelding, Bueno Gallo and to meeting a relative that wrote a book, Legendary Giant-A Man of the North, about “our great great-grandfather” Joseph DeLore.  My first goal is to find the time to write my “year-end letter” for 2014 goals.  I shared this practice with you 2 years ago and heard from several readers that they had wonderful results from goals written in the present tense at the beginning of the year.  Try it!

Professionally, I am in the process of establishing a new Equestrian Division for Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate, which has 8 offices in North San Diego County.  I recently moved my office to the newly opened Fallbrook location at 746 S. Main Avenue.   Come visit!

Recent good news is there are fewer foreclosures, bankruptcies and short sales on the market, home prices are inching up and although record low interest rates have been steadily rising in the last few months they are still at historically low levels.  It is a good time to buy or sell if the priorities in your life have changed.   I’m here to help!

I am thankful to all of you for your friendship and support throughout the past 28 years and I am looking forward to more positive changes in the real estate market in 2014. If I can help you, a friend or family member buy or sell a home in 2014 please give me a call.

I hope you enjoy articles and information you receive from this equestrian newsletter as much as we enjoy creating it for you.

Best wishes for prosperity and happiness in 2014,

Devon