Mommy – Why isn’t the Blue Moon Blue?

Mommy – Why isn’t the Blue Moon Blue?


New Year’s Eve was a Blue Moon.

What is a Blue Moon?  A Blue Moon occurs when there are two full moons in a calendar month.

This one was special because it occurred on New Years’ Eve.  Upon viewing it, my son’s only comment was, “Why isn’t the Blue Moon blue?”

I have to agree with him that the Blue Moon doesn’t look very blue.

Blue Moon

This caused me to consider many other things that aren’t always what they appear or what they say they are in the real estate industry and how confused buyers and sellers must sometimes be.

How about HVCC which was to “revolutionize” the real estate industry by protecting the consumer with regards to the appraisal industry?  It has resulted in delays and additional costs on the consumers’ appraisals.  Additionally, if a consumer must go to a new lender for any reason, it makes it almost mandatory that they pay for a second appraisal.

What about descriptions of a house stating minor repairs are needed, when in fact it is a tear down?

Would a conventional loan, a Cal Stirs or an FHA be better for a particular buyer?

Why don’t sellers get back dollar for dollar or more on their home improvemtents?

What can we do to alleviate the confusions about the blue moons of the real estate industry?

I believe that we can be truthful with our clients, explain to them the realities of the current market and to use our knowledge and expertise to guide them to the best possible decisions with the least confusion.

This year, I resolve to try to help my clients answer their unasked questions before they are forced to ask, “Why isn’t the Blue Moon Blue?”



About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

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