November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day

Happy Election Day from Team Troy!

If you haven’t had a chance to mail in your ballot, you have until 8 p.m. to get it postmarked or dropped off in one of the designated drop boxes. For more information about elections in your area visit the Washington Secretary of State website and choose your county of residence. Be sure to check the Ballot Tracker or log into My Vote to ensure that your ballot has been received by your county.

A Little Washington Election Trivia:

Washington State has been a mixed bag when it comes to presidential elections since becoming a state in 1889. While Washington voters have not always agreed with the rest of the country in their presidential picks, they have sided with the majority in 21 out of 30 past elections.  Can you name the winners that Washington helped vote into office?

William McKinley (1900), Teddy Roosevelt (1904), William Howard Taft (1908), Woodrow Wilson (1916), Warren Harding (1920), Calvin Coolidge (1924), Herbert Hoover (1928), Franklin Roosevelt (1932, 1936, 1940, 1944), Harry Truman (1948), Dwight Eisenhower (1952, 1956), Lyndon Johnson (1964), Richard Nixon (1972), Ronald Reagan (1980, 1984), Bill Clinton (1992, 1996), Barack Obama (2008).

Real Estate and the Election:

Whatever the outcome of this next election, you can be sure that the next administration will have an impact on the real estate market. Many federal policies directly or indirectly influence the market including financial regulation, taxes on small businesses, investment incentives, availability of financing, and interest rates. The candidates have differing opinions as to what will successfully turn the housing market around and spur growth – and it is for you to decide which you think will work best. Whatever the outcome, the real estate experts at Team Troy will be here to help with all your real estate needs, through thick and thin.

Most importantly, be sure to voice your opinion and make history by voting in Washington’s 31st election (and be thankful that the incessant campaigning is finally over – now that’s something to celebrate).