Current Market Situations

Both equity ownership and the debt markets are clearly being roiled by national and international macro-economic forces. Hopefully, the federal government will stay clear and allow these markets to do what free markets do best. Meanwhile, governmental regulations exact a growing premium from private property for uses from legitimate infrastructure repairs to social policy redistributions. Determining how these elements impact your property now or will do so in the future, is a complex assessment requiring sustained attention. There are a lot of information sources available and a lot of transaction efficiencies, but knowing what to use and what to ignore remains the "art of the variables."

Walt Nielsen
September 2007