Happy Mother’s Day


May 9, 2021
Good morning,
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing Moms!
The housing market continues to grow. Based upon the first week of sales in May and more complete reporting on closed sales in April, California should see an acceleration in the market. Every week of April recorded a 40%+ increase from the same point in 2020. In addition, this momentum appears to have carried forward into the first week of May, which was 52.5% above the first week of May last year. 
Although housing demand remains robust, the chronic lack of supply and consequent competition among homebuyers is pushing prices up much more quickly.
Information + Updates
Thank you Mom (Mary Dell) for being such an inspiration and example of unconditional love and the ultimate encouragement to be the best human we could be.
Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers!
Did You Know? Amazon will commit more than $2 billion to create and preserve affordable housing in three of its employment hubs, the latest tech giant to make a large investment in easing the U.S. housing shortage. Their focus will be in Seattle, Arlington, Va., and Nashville, Tenn. Facebook is pledging $150 million, Apple $2,5 billion and Google $1 billion..... That's quite a lot of affordable housing....over $5.5 billion worth! Depending on building and land costs, this could fuel over 15,000 units....its a good start!
Did You Know? I know this is a repeat but at least $16 trillion of global ultra-high net worth wealth will be transferred to the next generation over the next 30 years, marking the largest wealth transfer in history.
Did You Know? There is a Pink Floyd (one of Steve’s favorite bands) exhibition coming to the LA museum. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, a traveling retrospective featuring artifacts and artwork from the rock legends’ entire tenure, will make its U.S. debut this August with a four-month residency at a Los Angeles museum.
Did You Know? Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that it is possible the Federal Reserve may have to raise interest rates to keep the economy from overheating if the administration’s spending plans are enacted. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated last week that the central bank isn’t worried about a persistent rise in inflation and that he expects that price increases over the coming months will be transitory. We shall see.... (WSJ)
Did You Know? Birth rates in the US in 2020 was the lowest in more than four decades, according to the CDC. U.S. women had about 3.61 million babies in 2020, down 4% from the prior year.....might 2021 deliver the exact opposite? 
Did You Know? While many were shocked by the Gate's divorce, these stats may be even more alarming: In the years between 1990 and 2012, the divorce rate for people 55-64 doubled. For those older than 65, that number more than tripled. Nevada, Arkansas, Oklahoma / Utah / Wyoming / Idaho, Alaska / Alabama have the highest divorce rates while Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, Kansas have the lowest.....
Did You Know? Is Chlorine going to be the new toilet paper? In August of 2020, A large Bio Lab factory in Westlake Louisiana, which produces pool and spa treatment products, experienced a devastating fire, after the landfall of Hurricane Laura. “I think the severity of the shortage is going to be directly related to people buying in reasonable quantities,” said Stankowitz, CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants. “If you stock up, it will make it even harder to find.”
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