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Fun Fact Friday 🏙️ 5/17/2024

Hey Friends, Just 5 fun facts to share with you today and my weekly quote to ponder.  Have a great weekend! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: Active listings (Supply) were up 14.3% when compared to last month and increased by 28.7% when compared to last year at this time. Last month saw 1,740 active listings. Source: PPAR, New American Title Fun Fact 2: New listings were up 23.6%...

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Fun Fact Friday 🚗 5/10/2024

Hey Friends, Just 5 fun facts to share with you today and my weekly quote to ponder.  Have a great weekend! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: Cost of living is the top issue for a record-high 41% of Americans, according to Gallup. Source: GALLUP Fun Fact 2: The average rate of new car loans has spiked over the last year and has been getting close to 8%. Source: Zillow Group via...

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Fun Fact Friday 🌳 5/3/2024

Hey Friends, I have 4 fun facts to share with you today and my weekly quote to ponder.  Have a great weekend! Blessings, Andrew 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. Source: Reuters; LSEG Datastream / S. Culp...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday ☃️ 3/22/2024

Hey Friends, Did you get your March Madness bracket filled out?! I picked Iowa State as the champs, in honor of my late dad who attended college there. Today, I've got 4 fun facts to share with you and as usual - my weekly quote to ponder.  Have a great weekend! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: As many of you experienced last week, we received a record Spring snowfall.  We had at least 22" where we...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 💸 3/15/2024

Hey Friends, I've got 5 fun facts to share with you today and as usual - my weekly quote to ponder.  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...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 💸 11/17/2023

Hey Friends, I've got 5 fun facts and a fun chart I made that goes with my weekly quote to share with you today.  Reach out anytime with questions! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: The IRS has announced new income tax brackets for the 2024-2025 season. Source: USA Today via the IRS Fun Fact 2: A recent census projection suggests U.S. population will peak at 370M in...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 💼 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,...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 🚗 11/3/2023

Hey Friends, I've got 4 fun facts and 1 quote to share with you today. Thanks for reading, and reach out anytime with questions! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: Home purchases are falling through at the highest rate in nearly a year. Source: REDFIN Fun Fact 2: The cost to buy a home is now 52% higher than the cost to rent, a record premium (it peaked at 33% during the last housing...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 📉 10/13/2023

Friends, I've got 4 fun facts and 1 quote to share with you today. Thanks for reading, and reach out anytime with questions! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: With home prices and mortgage rates both rising, the U.S. is now witnessing the biggest numerical gap in the monthly cost between owning a home and renting in over 50 years. Source: Visual Capitalist Fun Fact 2: With high mortgage...

Fun Fact Friday with Andrew Bacon

Fun Fact Friday 🥶 10/6/2023

Friends, I've got 5 fun facts and 1 quote to share with you today. Thanks for reading, and reach out anytime with questions! Blessings, Andrew Fun Fact 1: Pending home sales in the US have moved down to their lowest level since April 2020, a month where much of US economy was shut down. The housing market is frozen. This is the combination of skyrocketing mortgage rates and skyrocketing home...

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