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Fun Fact Friday πŸŽ„ 12/22/2023

Fun Fact Friday πŸŽ„ 12/22/2023

Hey Friends,
I’ve got 5 fun facts and my weekly quote to share with you today. Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Andrew

Fun Fact 1:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer developed as a marketing ploy. Santa’s most famous reindeer got his start in 1939, when a writer for the Montgomery Ward department store used Rudolph to boost profits during the holiday season.Β In the first year alone 2.4 million copies were distributed.

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Source: Smithsonian


Fun Fact 2:
US gas prices have moved down to about $3.10/gallon (national average), which is their lowest levels of the year.

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Source: AAA (GasPrices.AAA.com)


Fun Fact 3:
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Tesla, and Meta have gained 75% in 2023 versus a gain of 12% for the remaining 493 companies in the S&P 500.

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Source: Dow Jones Market Data; FactSet


Fun Fact 4:
Here is a chart showing the recent interest rate drops compared to the rest of the year as well as their current levels.

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Source: Mortgage News Daily


Fun Fact 5:
The national amount of completed homes available for sale is about 76,000.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Census; HUD; fred.stlouisfed.org viaΒ Logan Mohtashami

Commentary:Β This isn’t a lot of homes relative to the amount of working population in America (157 million).


Quote I’m pondering:

“If you’re in doubt about something that’s not in your life, try it. Things are so different in practice versus in theory. The only way to know is to experience it yourself.” -Derek Sivers

 

 

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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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