What a beautiful weekend we had and it looks like the rest of the week is going to be very mild as well. We survived winter! There were a few weeks that I wasn’t so sure why we chose to make Hutchinson our hometown, but then I remembered. The Hutchinson Leader’s editorial last week said it all when they reminded all of us in Hutchinson, MN of all the good things that are happening in our community that will positively affect our economy here. I hosted an open house this afternoon at one of the homes that Hometown Realty has for sale, and there were people coming through the home the entire time. That is an excellent indication that the real estate market here in Hutchinson, MN is alive and well. One of the interesting things that I have observed is that not one single potential buyer that I have talked with in the last while has mentioned the stimulus package that is out there. Why aren’t buyers more excited about it? I suspect that one of the reasons is that there has been so much confusion with the $7,500 tax incentive that was in place before the new $8,000 one was passed. Well, I have to tell all potential buyers that one of our clients who purchased a home this year has already had their money deposited into their account! It is real and it is a great benefit for purchasing a home in today’s real estate market where the prices are down and the interest rates on home mortgages are very low. If you want more information about this $8,000 tax credit, please call my office or any mortgage company to see how you can take advantage of it. And… I would be amiss if I forgot to wish all of you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday!