Fun Fact Friday 🌳 5/3/2024

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Hey Friends,
I have 4 fun facts to share with you today and my weekly quote to ponder.  Have a great weekend!


Fun Fact 1:
New home sales rose in all four regions last month, with the Northeast posting a 27.8% surge. Sales in the Midwest gained 5.3% and increased 7.7% in the densely populated South. They vaulted 8.6% in the West.

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Reuters; LSEG Datastream / S. Culp 23/04/2024

Fun Fact 2:
Only 33% of Americans pay off their credit cards in full every month. The rest start paying interest on purchases from Day 1 and often don’t stop paying interest — not to mention interest on that interest — for decades. (No graphic.)

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Fun Fact 3:
US Existing Home Sales fell 4% over the last year, the 31st consecutive YoY decline. That’s the longest down streak in activity since 2007-2009.The biggest factor continues to be a lack of affordability, which is hitting both demand (buyers can’t afford the houses for sale) and supply (existing homeowners locked into low rates can’t afford to move).

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

Source: Charlie Bilello

Fun Fact 4:
The monthly mortgage payment needed to afford the median priced home for sale in the US has increased 88% over the last 4 years (from $1,480 to $2780).

Andrew Bacon Top Colorado Springs Realtor

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

Quote I’m pondering:

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffett


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