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Fun Fact Friday πŸ’Ό 11/10/2023

Fun Fact Friday πŸ’Ό 11/10/2023

Hey Friends,
I’ve got 6 fun facts and 1 quote to share with you today. We will start high level & zoomed out, then zoom in to my local market (Colorado Springs), then end by zooming out again. Thanks for reading, and reach out anytime with questions!

Blessings,
Andrew

Fun Fact 1:
WeWork has filed for bankruptcy in U.S., Canada. Once valued at $47B, the stock was -99.8% from its 2021 high, before being halted.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Google Finance, Bay Area Times


Fun Fact 2:
The number of US employees in the mortgage industry has moved down to 337k from a peak of 420k in 2021, a 20% decline. The average monthly pay for loan officers is less than half of what it was three years ago, with production down 58% (average loan officer closed 3.45 loans last month versus 8.15 in the same month in 2020).

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Mortgage Bankers Association, Bureau of Labor Statistics, nCino via Charlie Bilello


Fun Fact 3:
In Colorado Springs, the total homes in “Under Contract” status totaled 1,206. This is down over 50% from the peak of 2020, but not too far off from last year.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: RSC, PPAR


Fun Fact 4:
In Colorado Springs, we had 851 home sales for October, compared to 1,100 in October of last year and 1,641 in October of 2021.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: RSC, PPAR


Fun Fact 5:
In Colorado Springs, the average days listed was 45, up from 32 at this time last year.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: RSC, PPAR

Commentary: Clearly the market is not “gangbusters”. In real estate, I have learned that in each market, there is always a trade off. Β Today, if you an afford the higher interest rates and maintain payments on them until you have the chance to refinance, it is a good time to purchase because 1) you have more time to make a decision and 2) sellers are reasonable since they most likely have to sell right now if their home is listed.


Fun Fact 6:
A record 447,000 Americans are now working 2 full-time jobs.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Joe Consorti, Unusual_Whales


Quote I’m pondering:

β€œIn three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

 

 

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Andrew Bacon

I love helping people succeed. Being both professional and extremely personal, I love investing in my family, friends, neighbors, clients and community. Providing both peace and value to my clients is the driver of my real estate career.

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