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New Opportunities + Adventures Await us in 2022!

 

 
January 6, 2022
Good morning,
 
I hope you're as excited as I am for the opportunities and adventures that await us in the new year! It's going to be a fantastic year.
 
Data suggests that the housing market is poised to be solid in 2022. Although interest rates are expected to rise, mortgage rates will remain relatively low which will help fuel home purchases for many buyers.
 
Please always consider me your resource for anything real estate related! I'm very happy to assist you.
 
First Sale of 2022!
 
Just Sold | 28 Emerald Bay
 
Proudly representing the Meager family. Norm and Susie moved to Emerald Bay in 1972 (50 Years ago)…..They were the first to tool around the bay in a golf cart…. Thank you Norm and Susie! They also established the gaming commission on the beach where neighbors played Captain and Crew…. the true spirit of Emerald Bay. Whether you knew them or not, you would always see Susie tooling around in the golf cart with her beautiful orange/red lipstick and 2 yellow labs…. Meager Family you will be deeply missed!!!!!
 
Information + Updates
 
Did You Know? People ask me when is the best time to sell in Emerald Bay? I did an analysis on EB sales per quarter for the last 20 years. The results are surprisingly relatively even…..
 
Q1 (Jan-March) 17%
Q2 (April-June) 26%
Q3 (July- September) 31%
Q4 (October-December) 26%
 
 
Did You Know? WeWork's Adam Neuman is becoming one of the USA's biggest landlords, swallowing up over 4,000 apartments.....WeRent perhaps?
 
Did You Know? Blackberry OS Support ended Tuesday, this week, and remaining die-hard owners of their devices won't be able to make or receive calls, send texts, use wi-fi or access mobile data. (Sorry Phil A) When the iPhone was launched in 2007 - just 14 years ago - it was termed the "Blackberry-Killer".......ironically, this week Apple became a THREE trillion dollar market-cap company, the size of Portugal and Spain's GDP..... COMBINED!
 
Now more about Apple. The company, which has tripled in value over the last four years, now accounts for 7% of the S&P 500 index. Even more impressive, it’s worth almost as much as all 2,000 companies on the small-cap Russell 2000, which are worth $3.5 trillion combined.
 
Did You Know? Home Depot was the shining star of the DOW in 2021 as US homeowners expanded on the 2020 theme of HOME.... If Home Depot's net earnings were up over 20% in Q3 2021 compared to Q3 2020, surely one could deduce that its 6% increase in sales is producing much bigger PROFITS....how can you be that much more profitable if labor costs, supply chain issues, materials costs are so much higher? I'm confused......or am I?
 
Did You Know? Which is the oldest luxury fashion brand still in operation today? 
 
Chanel?
Hermès?
Givenchy?
Louis Vuitton?
 
 
 
..............................................................................Answer:  Hermès!
 
The French fashion house Hermès is the oldest still in operation today. The company was established by Thierry Hermès in 1837. Initially, the brand made luxury saddles and equestrian accessories, but eventually, they shifted their focus to leather bags. Their first bag was made to hold saddles but soon they were making stylish handbags. Today their most famous bags are the Kelly (named in honor of Grace Kelly) and the Birkin (named after English actress and singer Jane Birkin).
 
Did You Know? California is the largest pork consumer in the US. We eat 20% of all of the pork sold in America…. why is Bacon more expensive than sausage? Demand…
 
More people eat bacon because it is less processed than sausage…. But they are both soooooo good.
 
Housing Crash?
 
Nahhhh. Since the Pandemic I have been following local economist Logan Mohtoshami. His projections are based on real analyzed data and trends and models.  
 
 
Just a Fun Listen….It is Not What You Expect... Listen to the End!
 
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Paul Harvey Reflects
on Christmas Songs
 
So I know Christmas is over but I can’t wait a year to share with you….. Here is the rest of the story…
 
 
 
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Just Sold
 
The Emerald Bay Market
 
There are currently no active homes for sale in Emerald Bay.
 

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