Fun Fact Friday 🏡 8/25/2023

I’ve got 4 fun facts (two of them are a report on my brokerage) and a quote to share with you today. Thanks for reading and as always, reach out anytime with questions!  (Want this delivered to your inbox weekly? Subscribe HERE.)


Fun Fact 1:
In the U.S. today there are more than 50,000 self storage facilities.  A fifth of Americans (21%) use self storage currently, with a further 15% intending to rent some in the future.

Source:  Self Storage Industry Trends, CRE Daily
Commentary: Wow!

Fun Fact 2:
The 30-Year US Mortgage Rate is now up to 7.09%, which is its highest level since 2002. The median American household needs to spend about 43% of their income to afford the current median priced home.

Source: Charlie Bilello
Commentary: Rising rates are making housing affordability very difficult, and very few owners want to give up a mortgage with a significantly lower rate than this.

Fun Fact 3: 2023 Year to date sales volume for the top 10 brokerages in Colorado Springs. My brokerage, The Platinum Group, Realtors, sits in the 3 spot with just 68 agents compared to the other top 10 brokerages with significantly more agents.

Source: Lone Wolf Data, MLS Data

Fun Fact 4: 2023 Year to date sales volume per agent for the top 10 brokerages in Colorado Springs. The Platinum Group, Realtors sits in the #1 spot by a fairly large margin.

Source: Lone Wolf Data, MLS Data

Quote I’m pondering:
“A good apology is like an antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound.” – Computer science professor Randy Pausch on how to apologize. Source: The Last Lecture​

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