Houston: Looking to 2012

Did Houston have a picture-perfect 2010? Well, not exactly, but there are more than a few reasons to look forward to what the Houston real estate market has to offer in 2012.

Houston in 2012 will enjoy a stronger real estate market, thanks to steady increases in the energy-related job market. It was this market that kept real estate agents busy leasing commercial property and showing homes to relocating individuals.

Housing in Houston in 2012 may see about a 5-percent increase as we head into the upcoming year, and the median price of a Houston home is expected to increase from 2 to 3 percent this year. Although these numbers are lower than what we may expect historically, they are still showing a steady growth in the Houston housing market.

Foreclosures in Houston

Since 2010, foreclosure postings and actual foreclosures have declined, and most real estate experts expect these declines to further accelerate in 2012. These declines are likely attributed to the tight lending standards that took place starting in 2009. It is also likely that the financial industry has finally started to make headway in their backlogs of foreclosures resulting from the recession.

It is clear that in order to begin seeing a turnaround in the real estate market lenders must deal with the foreclosure problem, which has been a strain on the industry since 2009. It is also important to understand that lenders will experience issues now for foreclosures that occurred three years prior, meaning that they are just now facing the music from the steep increase in foreclosures in 2009.

Home Loan Lending in Houston

The national mortgage market is still expected to decline in 2012 about 25 percent, although the large markets in Texas, such as Dallas and Houston, are expected to outperform national averages due to the strong job markets found here.

Houston continues to experience increases in its energy sector, which always buoys along the real estate market.

There are plenty of good reasons to look forward to a healthy real estate market in Houston in 2012, so many real estate experts will be keeping a close eye on this market in the months to come.

Source: http://www.clientsiderealtors.com/blog/houston-looking-to-2012.htm

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The Importance of Stability, Mobility, and the Full Body Workout

Traditional training focuses on strengthening muscles in isolation and generally disregards the relationship of the entire kinetic chain with reference to postural alignment of the joints. It is important to restore good joint alignment and muscle balance across all joints. This facilitates effective muscle action and joint movement, serving as a platform from which good exercise technique is built.

It is very important to first build muscular stability, mobility and endurance in the core, pelvis and shoulder girdle. These muscles include the lower back, upper back and shoulders. Many people suffer from back pain or postural imbalances so the strengthening of these upper body muscles will help to correct posture and alleviate pain. Every muscle group consists of an agonist and antagonist. When working the upper back for example, those back muscles are the  agonists and the chest muscles are the antagonists. If we strengthen the back we must strengthen the front (chest) and vise versa to keep the body in balance.

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Source: http://www.symmetryhealthcenter.com/content/importance-stability-mobility-and-full-body-workout

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Fight Colds and Flu with Immucore

Why do we get sick?

Is is because we don’t use enough hand sanitizer?  Nope, there is not enough hand sanitizer to fend off even the amount of bacterial that you would find around your home…not to mention most sicknesses are caused by viruses that are impervious to sanitizers.  Furthermore there is concern that overuse of sanitizers could be creating stronger drug resistant bacteria.

Defense wins the game!

Because there is no way that we could ever eliminate all the bacteria and viruses that we come in contact with throughout the day, our best protection against getting sick is a strong healthy immune system.   There are a number of variables that can negatively impact a persons immune system, ie stress, bad food, lack of sleep etc.  There are times that our immune system gets overrun and needs a boost.

Boost your immune system

To keep your immune system in tip top shape it is important to eat well, sleep well and eliminate stress, if  it were only that simple we would all be healthy and never get sick.   When find ourselves run down our immune system pays the price and allows us to become susceptible to foreign invaders like the flu.  Luckily there is a great supplement from Metagenics that is designed to give your immune system a kick start by waking up the cells in your body that are responsible for your defenses.

We now have Immucore by Metagenics!

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-Provides a 3-prong approach to immune boosting
-Ultrapotent Vitamin C – shown to increase uptake
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-Zinc and Vitamin D for long lasting support



For more info on the immune system check out our other post – “The Best Offense is a Great Defense”

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Seattle Real Estate Prices Rise 8.4%, Median Home Price in June $408,990

Home prices in the Seattle area continued to rise in June, with an increasing real estate inventory and continued demand from home buyers.  While the number of active listings has finally increased this month, the total crop of available homes is still fairly low at just around 2 months of inventory.

King County Median Home Prices

Seattle Median Home Prices

Real estate values in King County rose to a median home price of $385,000 in June.  This was a 2.3 percent increase over May’s home sales.  Compared to June of 2012, median home prices have risen 11.6 percent, a striking turnaround for a market that had seen more than five years of stagnant or declining prices.

In the city of Seattle, prices rose 0.4 percent in June, a modest gain but still significant because of the continued streak of appreciation for the year.  Year-over-year, home prices in Seattle are up 8.4 percent, a healthy gain in any market.  The median home sale in Seattle for June was $408,990.

Some of these median price increases have to do with true appreciation of real estate values in the greater Seattle market, while a portion has more to do with category shifts.  More people are buying larger homes, and more luxurious homes, than were in previous years.  The amount of actual value increase that individual homeowners are realizing is likely somewhat less than the 11.6 percent figure we see across the entire market

Interest rates have been rising, which will affect some buyers’ ability to purchase as we head into the summer, but for right now that just seems to be causing more motivation.  Buyers who understand the ramifications of higher interest rates on their buying power are moving aggressively to close homes quickly.


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Starting From Scratch


How do you create something from nothing?  Especially when starting a chiropractic office.

It’s a question all practicing doctors have asked themselves at some point.  It’s not the question that gives us the problem, it’s finding the answers.

Check that, it’s finding the correct answers.

With so many things to consider, think about, plan for, save for, organize, purchase, lease, hire, fire, build, learn, implement….etc.  It truly is very overwhelming when starting a business when you have no experience, or have struggled or failed in the past.

Working with and helping doctors, and students in chiropractic college, prepare to open their first business or 2nd chiropractic office, has taught me several things that may help you as you begin your career or start over.

1. Time is a valuable commodity (our only true limitation)

2.You’re not as busy as you think (if it’s a priority, you find the time)

3. You’re not as smart as you think (get help, and don’t act like you know everything)

4.It’s never as hard as others say, except when it is:) (have the right attitude, and ignore the negative skeptics)

5. Your concepts of today will typically not get you where you want to be (continue to seek and grow)

Question:  What does all that have to do with starting from scratch? 

You tell me, look forward to your comments and questions!


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Get Vertical

October is National Chiropractic Health Month. Last year, the theme was sports. This year, the theme will be posture and activity, with a title of “Get Vertical”. Here’s the official word from the American Chiropractic Association:

In October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will once again lead the country in celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This year’s theme—“Get Vertical”—focuses on getting off the couch or out of the office chair, and standing or moving more each day.

Most people nowadays know someone with joint pain, and joint replacement surgery—particularly involving hips and knees—is commonplace. What many do not know is that simple lifestyle changes can in some cases help prevent the need for this type of surgery and keep joints healthier longer.

“For patients, remaining physically active and pain-free is an important measure of the quality of their lives, and they deserve to know that chiropractic physicians can provide exercise and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional advice, and natural approaches to managing aches and pains,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. “Staying healthy can feel overwhelming, when just a few healthy lifestyle changes, over time, can potentially mean the difference between being scheduled for joint replacement surgery or remaining active and pain-free well into one’s golden years.”

To kick off the celebration, ACA has created an online tool kit for ACA members, chiropractic associations, chiropractic colleges, Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) chapters and anyone who wishes to participate. The kit contains information and resources that will assist participants in planning and implementing NCHM activities at local and regional levels. Certain resources are exclusively available to ACA members.   

For more information on how to participate, visit www.acatoday.org/NCHM.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and professional ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit www.acatoday.org.

Source: http://www.johnson-family-chiropractic.com/1/post/2013/08/get-vertical-national-chiropractic-month-peoria.html

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