Newsletter December 29, 2023

Monday Morning Coffee 01.01.24

After five months of declines, sales of existing homes reversed course in November. Prices rose only modestly, the median price now up just 4% versus a year ago.

Builders saw a very active November, as housing starts surged nearly 15% for the month, with single-family starts up more than 42% from a year ago. Single-family Building Permits increased, as they’ve done every month this year.

At odds with the positive news, New Home Sales dipped in November, but sales are still up from a year ago. Good news for buyers, the median sales price of new homes is down by 12.5% from the peak late last year.

“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” ~ Dr. Seuss

You can do the same old thing as you do every year, but wait… here are some thoughts about the kind of New Year resolutions others made that could give you some ideas of your own…

My New Year’s resolution is to not eat an Oreo every time I walk into the kitchen.

I hope my neighbor’s New Year Resolution is to throw out the pumpkin on his front porch.

My resolution is to fix that plate thing in the microwave so that it finally rotates.

Finally, after 9 years my resolution is to tell my wife that her mac and cheese could actually be cheesier.

I told my teens that my New Year’s resolution was to give them more hugs. My son looked me dead in the eye and said, “But not in public, right?” So my mission now is to give them Public Hugs.

Don’t post your New Year’s resolutions to social media. Two months from now, when you’re elbow deep in a bag of Cheetos, you don’t need anyone asking you how marathon training is going.

New Year’s resolution: try to worry less, fill that time with, oh no, what am I supposed to fill that time with? This is already going terribly!

My husband and I play a risky game where we get to make one New Year’s resolution for each other every year.

8-year-old: Time for a New Year’s revolution. Me: You mean “resolution… Clearly she did not.”

Easy, my New Year’s resolution is everything I said my New Year’s resolution was last year and the year before that I still haven’t done.

New Year’s Resolution: stop putting lol after every text I send.. lol

Just told 10-year-old he needs to shower tonight and he said, “Ok. Showering is one of my New Year’s Resolutions.”

My New Year resolution is to quit watching shows I don’t like because I can’t reach the remote.

My New Year’s resolution last year was to lose 10 pounds and I’m ending the year with only 17 more to go!

Spend less than $1,825 on coffee at Starbucks this year.

Visit the grocery more often than restaurants.

My parents had resolutions like donating more time and money to charities. I’ve decided to make my own coffee once a week.

Have a fabulous 2024!

Cindy Glynn
Coldwell Banker American Home