Analysts are always attempting to predict where the housing market will go at a given point in time. For the last few years, the prices of houses have generally recovered from the Great Recession in many parts of the country. The past few years have seen more of a seller’s market, but some analysts are starting to predict that 2020 will be the year that the housing industry will turn into a buyer’s market.

What Is a Buyer’s Market?

Some economists argue that market equilibrium in the real estate industry is a situation where a local market has a six-month supply of houses available. This…


Bomb squad experts have skills and techniques that can be incredibly useful when you apply them in the context of business. These brave and smart individuals must be able to identify threats, think quickly, and take action to eliminate those threats in a fashion that results in the least amount of harm possible. Does that sound like something a businessman can apply? It sure does.

Bombs have three main components. The first part is its power source or what makes the bomb tick and able to explode. The circuitry is the second part of a bomb. It is the circuitry…


After finishing high school, most people typically continue on to college. Others either find a job or switch from working part-time to full time. There are also several who decide to go into the military. Either they’re working on becoming or already are able to face the challenges of the military. Being in the military requires physical ability. Anyone who decides to go into the military is likely into sports, working out or staying physically active.

Anyone who plans on joining the military knows what physical weaknesses they have and how they’ll hold them back. They also know how to…


Jurisdiction. It’s a term that you hear in the news, on television, and in the paper, but do you understand how it works? The United States Constitution specifies whether certain rights and responsibilities should be handled by the federal government or individual states. The federal government handles national matters such as trading between states, while states and local governments are in charge of matters such as speed limits.

Different states don’t have jurisdiction over each other. They each operate independently and laws in one state don’t apply to others. This is why lawyers have to get licensed in each state…


The bar exam is one of the final but hardest barriers for those pursuing a career in law. When the result emails come out, law graduates run to their account site as quickly as possible. They open the page, filled with anxiety, and hope to see a passing score. However, on an autumn day in 2019, law graduates were unable to access their scores because the log in portal was missing. They refreshed the page hundreds of times hoping that it was just a fluke.

Very few graduates were able to actually access their scores as soon as the email…


As Americans, we are afforded the freedom we so often take for granted by the brave men and women who voluntarily serve in our nation’s armed forces. Here’s a quick look at all five of the branches of our US Military system and what they do.

Army The United States Army is the oldest of the service branches we have. Formed by George Washington at the very dawn of our nation, the US Army is responsible for protecting both the United States’ security and resources. The Army has multiple established bases in our nation while there are other permanent bases…


The military of the United States is arguably one of the best-armed forces in the world. The US spends the most money on the military compared with every other country in the world, and this results in a highly sophisticated military. The military was not like this at the beginning of US history though. It has grown and developed as the US has grown and developed. There are some key moments in military history that have helped define the military as it is today.

The American Civil War redefined how Americans perceived war and what a military should be. At…


When we consider the subject of law, we tend to think about police departments, court systems, attorney firms, and legislatures. Some of these agencies and entities are dedicated to enforcement while others focus on the administration, application, analysis, and creation of laws. What they all have in common is a framework that dates back to the ancient Egyptian civilization. …


It can be difficult to choose a charity when you’re searching for organizations to donate time or money to. There seems to be a never-ending list of charities, for almost anything you can imagine. If you’ve decided that you’d like to make a difference in a veteran or servicemember’s life than the next step is to select which charity to help.

The best charities are those that focus on serving those in need. There should be transparency about their practices and it should be clear that the organization is financially responsible. There are a plethora of trustworthy organizations that provide…


There are many qualities that go into being an excellent lawyer, and often times these characteristics overlap with being a successful real estate agent. Both fields require good negotiation skills, clear communication, organization, and the ability to be persuasive. Furthermore, the two careers can often intertwine as there are a few states that require a lawyer to purchase a house.

At the end of the day, most states do not require a lawyer in the sale of a property. However, it’s almost always better to use a brief consultation to obtain legal advice instead of relying solely on an agent…

Michael Fourte

Law | Real Estate | Military | www.MichaelFourte.net

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