Ca Antioch is a bustling little California town that had a massive spike in real estate prices in the early 2,000′s as did much of the America’s. But few places have been harder hit by the following housing market correction that this area of the country.
Sure, like most the people of Ca Antioch thought woo whoo here we go, were all going to be real estate millionaires move over Donald I’m coming thru. and then once again like most there was a big, no, huge oops attached to that, it was called a market reversal. No one who got caught in it should feel bad about not having seen it coming. Shoot, most of the power players and market makers didn’t see it coming either, until it was too late that is.
So, to say that Ca Antioch is a depressed area is not really fare to the people who live there. These are great hardworking Americans who like everyone else got caught between a rock and a hard place when it all came tumbling down. Kind of reminds me of a John Cougar song “when the walls come tumbling down” (I know I’m showing my age by quoting a song from that era but it fits).
Jobs were already scarce in this water shore town and now with the tourist trade all but gone down the toilet its slim pickings indeed. But, I noticed something about this little place most people have never heard of and that is it’s a place that has got attitude. The people here are resilient and are a breed that you can’t push down no matter how hard times get, these people are as scrappy as it gets make no mistake.
As you likely know, a piece of dirt, a chunk of real estate doesn’t make a town the people who live there do. We all have a choice we can get down and get depressed about what has happened in this great land we call our home or we can do something about it. Most wonder well, what can I do I am just one person and I’ve got my own problems. True, you are just one and we are all in the same boat but…
We can start by walking out on to our own street as to say and knock on the door of our neighbor. When they answer we can simply invite them over for maybe dinner and a game of cards. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy at all. Just get together, start bonding with the people who are your fellow man and let them know that someone cares. When you do this you will both find that there are good caring people all around you and that you are one of them.