Fun Fact Friday ๐Ÿšช 4/5/2024

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Hey Friends,
Just 4 fun facts to share with you today (in order from “least fun” to “more fun”) and as usual, my weekly quote to ponder. ย Have a great weekend!


Fun Fact 1:
The monthly mortgage payment needed to buy the median-priced home in the US has increased 80% over the last 4 years, moving from $1,500 per month to $2,700.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Redfin analysis of MLS data, Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey via Charlie Bilello

Fun Fact 2:
While off its high from last year, the 30-year mortgage rate of 6.9% remains prohibitive for many buyers.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Charlie Bilello

Fun Fact 3:
The good news: supply is slowly coming back, with new listings rising 15% over the last year to their highest level since September 2022. An increasing number of sellers who have been holding off from listing their homes (wanting to keep their ultra-low mortgage rates) are now listing.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Redfin

Fun Fact 4:
The surge in home prices in recent years has led to record $32.6 trillion in U.S. housing market equity, up 81% in the past 5 years. Debt as a percentage of housing market value has decreased over this time from 36% to 28%. Back in 2012 when U.S. home prices bottomed, there was more debt in housing than equity.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Urban Institute

Quote I’m pondering:

โ€œNinety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.โ€ – Andrew Carnegie


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