The Times They are a Changin’

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The Times They are a Changin’

Come gather ’round people                                  
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

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Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.
z-dylan-3.jpg Please excuse the length of this log, but I think that the power of these lyrics warrants it. This famous folk song, by legendary singer Bob Dylan captivated a lost generation. Released in 1964, at a time when America was in conflict with Americans, these Americans were known throughout as hippies. They were dismissed as a free-love pushing, non-war having, anti-government subculture. The power of this song has remained timeless and is still used quite often today in movie soundtracks, television time lapse scenes and commercial advertisements. The irony of it all is that the strength of the song has not changed, but the people it was written for have. Many of the former hippies have grown up to become home owners and have contributed greatly to the situation the market is in today, both good and bad.z-dylan.jpgAs it is in life, there is an ebb and flow to the market, a certain pendulum effect if you will. Baby boomers yesteryear, home owners present day. As many of these owners prepare for another change to move onto another space in life, their houses are not immune to change either. They go on the market as one price and then change to another. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, we realize that indeed, the times, people and the market are a changin’.

280 Cagney Ln. # 201: 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,763 SQ. FT. The list price was “$825,000” and changed to “$799,000”

2421 East 16th St. #1: 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths. 2,264 SQ. FT. The list price was “$1,049,000” and changed to “$998,000”

2201 Cliff Dr: 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,879 SQ. FT. The list price was “$2,549,000” and changed to “$2,499,000”

220 Nice Ln. #207: 2 Beds, 1 Bads, 1,150 SQ. FT. The list price was “$635,000” and changed to “$625,000”

66 Beacon Bay: 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,400 SQ. FT. The list price was “$2,695,000” and changed to “$2,600,000”

6 Bolivar St. #65: 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 976 SQ. FT. The list price was “$395,000” and changed to “$350,000”

522 Alisa Ave: 5 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 6,200 SQ. FT.
The list price was “$2,795,000” and changed to “$2,695,000”
8 Encore CT. #242: 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,647 SQ. FT. The list price was “$835,000” and changed to “$795,000”

464 Prospect St: 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,198 SQ. FT. The list price was “$1,590,000” and changed to “$1,540,000”

456 62nd St: 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 2,122 SQ. FT.  The list price was “$1,795,000” and changed to “$1,747,000”

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