Newsletter March 4, 2024

Monday Morning Coffee – 3/4/24 Real Estate NEWS and Stories

Sales of resale homes in January scored a 3.1% gain over December. The National Association of Realtors saw this as “the start of more supply and demand,” with total inventory up 2.0% from December and 3.1% from a year ago.

Altos Research reports that just under 50,000 new listings came onto the market last week, 16% more than the same week a year ago. Altos notes that each week, the percentage gains keep improving versus a year ago.

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. ~ John Wooden

He is wildly popular, partially because of his humility, but here are a few things you may not know about 3-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes…

Three years before Patrick Mahomes was selected 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Detroit Tigers selected the multi-sport athlete in the MLB Draft. According to “MLB” (major league baseball), Mahomes, who grew up in Tyler , Texas, was a pretty good pitcher — in high school he threw a no-hitter and struck 16 batters out. But he decided to put football first, which resulted in him being picked late in the MLB draft.

His father was a Major League Pitcher… Pat Mahomes Sr. found mild success as a pitcher. He split his time between six different teams. If you look closely, Pat Sr. sticks his tongue out when he throws, just like his son.

It’s not easy to move up 17 draft spots, but Chiefs won the race for Mahomes by trading up from 27th to 10th in the first round, beating out other teams who had hoped to change the trajectory of their franchises, including New Orleans and Arizona, by choosing the NFL MVP.

Mahomes literally has the most successful start to any quarterback career in NFL history. Among other achievements, he joins Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5000 yards and 50 Touchdowns in a season, and the 3 Super Bowl wins make a pretty strong statement for his short career too.

In July 2020, Patrick Mahomes inked a $503 Million, 12 year contract extension, the largest deal in American sports history.

Not long after signing his historic contract, Mahomes put some of his hard-earned cash to use by purchasing a stake in the Kansas City Royals. In a statement, Mahomes said, “I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals. I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”

In 2019, Mahomes gave “Bleacher Report” a tour of his sneaker collection, which housed a casual 180 of his favorite pairs. Some highlights included the Yeezy Triple Black 750s (which he called his “babies”), a “Game of Thrones”-inspired pair of Adidas Ultraboost, and Pharrell’s Human Race Adidas NMD collab.

He founded a non-profit “dedicated to improving the lives of children” with a focus on health, wellness, and literacy, and include s programs encouraging kids to learn to love to read, encouraging kids to volunteer in their communities, supports children with disabilities and after school programs.

Mahomes is married to his high school sweetheart, who he started dating in the 10th grade.

Now to answer the question so many are asking… Mahomes was shown in 175,679 airings of commercials in the last 30 days alone, including Subway, State Farm, Head and Shoulders, and Addidas, not to mention a variety of minor endorsements. No wonder pretty much everyone knows his face and name.

There will probably be more interesting facts after a few more interviews, if anyone can fit an interview in between all those commercials! 🙂

Cindy Glynn
Coldwell Banker American Home