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Fun Fact Friday ๐Ÿ’ธ 3/15/2024

Fun Fact Friday ๐Ÿ’ธ 3/15/2024

Hey Friends,
I’ve got 5 fun facts to share with you today and as usual – my weekly quote to ponder. ย Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Andrew

Fun Fact 1:
This past February, the Percent of Closed Price to Original List Price was up 1.1% when compared to last year, and up slightly (0.4%) when viewed month-over-month at 98.5%. (For reference, The Platinum Group percent was 99.3%, slightly higher than our local average.)

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source:ย Land Title Guarantee Company


Fun Fact 2:
The interest payments on US Federal Government Debt have surpassed a $1 trillion annual rate, increasing 98% over the past 3 years.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Charlie Bilello


Fun Fact 3:
US household interest payments on non-mortgage debt hit a record $573 billion over the past year and is close to surpassing interest payments on mortgage debt ($578 billion) for the first time ever.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis


Fun Fact 4:
The effective rate that households are paying on their mortgages remains very low (3.8%) as many locked in low rates during 2020-21 and arenโ€™t moving. Contrast that with floating-rate credit card debt which has spiked to a record 21.5%.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Federal Reserve


Fun Fact 5:
At 4.9%, the US Household Debt Burden (Interest Payments as % of Household Income) is the highest weโ€™ve seen since 2011, but still well below the level that preceded the 2008 financial crisis (7.4% in December 2007).

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis


Quote I’m pondering:

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest.”
โ€“Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol 1

 

 

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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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