How expensive are Center County homes? Realtors say the median price grew yet again in March

The median home sale price in Center County in March was more than 11% higher than it was the year before, according to data recently published by the county realtors’ association.

The median sale price last month was approximately $345,000, checking in above last March’s median price of roughly $310,000. That’s an increase of about 11.3%, according to the Center County Association of Realtors’ residential market trend report for March.

Meanwhile, national real estate site Redfin reported a median home sale price of roughly $347,600 for Center County in March. Here is how that stacks up against the rest of


Mortgage Rate Forecast For April 2023

Mortgage rates moved down sharply in March, a welcome trend for homebuyers hoping to make a deal during the spring selling season. Will rates continue the downward trend in April?

Housing analysts expect mortgage rates to continue to bounce around this month. While the consensus calls for rates to ease below 6 percent later this year, that forecast assumes the Federal Reserve will continue to successfully tame inflation, and that the remarkably resilient US economy will, finally, slow down.

“Forecasting mortgage rates in the best of times is tricky,” says Lisa Sturtevant, chief economist at Bright MLS, a multiple listing


The Wall Street Journal tells us to weep for the plight of the very, very rich

Bryan Chan 805–653–7527 –– – Realtors Mauricio Umansky, right, and Lea Jett tour the $19.7–million home at 80 Beverly Park in the gated community of Beverly Park .  They are standing in the backyard.

Realtors Mauricio Umansky, right, and Lea Jett in the yards of a $19.7–million home in Beverly Park. Do you feel sorry for their lifestyle? (Los Angeles Times)

Coverage of the richest Americans in publications aimed at their tax bracket tend to fall into two genres.

One is claiming stories that income well into six figures doesn’t make them really “rich.” The other involves hand-wringing and whining about their (purportedly) ruinous tax bills.

An editorial last week in the (of course) Wall Street Journal may stand permanently, or at least until the end of recorded time, as the Platonic ideal of


My Stock Report Card for Jan – Jul 2018

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Jul 2018

US Stocks

US Stock - Aug 16, 2018

SG Stocks

SG Stocks - Aug 16, 2018

Total Dividend Collected between Jan – Jul 2018 : SGD$16,068

Income distribution in June and July came from Frasers Hospitality, Aimsamp Cap Reit, UOB, Mapletree Industrial Trust, Mapletree Logistic Trust, OCBC, NikkoAM STC Asia Reit, PingAn Insurance, Bank of America, Tencent, Intel, IBM, Microsoft.

Total Profit/Loss from Sales of Stock between Jan – Jul 2018: SGD 6690.18 ( Structured Note Knock Out, Intel, Tesla btw Jun – Jul ).

Is everyone enjoying the roller coaster ride in the market? I’m not :-p. Every stock that I owned


My Stock Report Card for Jan – Mar 2019

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Mar 2019

US Stocks

US Stock - Apr 13, 2019

SG Stocks

SG Stock - 13 Apr 2019

Total Passive Income Collected Between Jan – Mar 2019 : SGD 19,392 ( 4,924 from Dividend, 14,467.38 from Structured Notes)

Total Profit / Loss from Sales of Stocks between Jan – Mar 2019 : -$812 (M1)

Stocks added between Jan – Mar 2019 : None

It has been a roller coaster 4 months. We are back at the all time high range. I am again in this to sell or not to sell mode. Lucky for me, the structured note that I bought last year managed to


Sam Bankman-Fried-linked townhouse in Washington, DC, goes on sale for $3.28 million after hosting political gatherings with vegan-heavy menus

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried.Jeena Moon/Reuters

  • A $3.28 million Washington, DC, townhome with ties to Sam Bankman-Fried was listed for sale, reports say.

  • The 4,100 square-foot property has hosted political gatherings that feature vegan-heavy menus, per the NY Post.

  • Federal prosecutors have seized $700 million in assets and cash connected to Bankman-Fried, court filings show.

A Washington, DC, townhome with ties to disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was just listed for $3.28 million, the New York Post and reported.

The 4,100-square-foot property features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an elevator, a temperature-controlled wine fridge, double walk in closets, and a gas fireplace.


Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Listen to a Word I Say

I don’t practice what I preach, haven’t really retired, and don’t have the right letters behind my name. 5 good reasons you shouldn’t listen to a word I say.

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