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Home sales rise 3% | Bedford Real Estate

Sales of previously owned houses in the US jumped 3 percent mom to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million in February of 2018 from 5.38 million in January. It compares with market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise to 5.4 million. Sales of single family houses went up 4.2 percent to 4.96 million, following a 3.8 percent drop in January while sales of condos shrank 6.5 percent to 0.580 million after a 1.6 percent rise. The median house price increased to $241,700 from $240,800 in January and the months’ worth of supply was steady at 3.4. In addition, the number of houses available in the market increased to 1.590 million. Year-on-year, existing home sales went up 1.1 percent. Existing Home Sales in the United States averaged 3925.48 Thousand from 1968 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7250 Thousand in September of 2005 and a record low of 1370 Thousand in March of 1970.


2018-01-2403:00 PMExisting Home Sales5.57M5.78M5.7M5.5M
2018-02-2103:00 PMExisting Home Sales5.38M5.56M5.6M5.63M
2018-03-2102:00 PMExisting Home Sales5.54M5.38M5.4M5.45M
2018-04-2302:00 PMExisting Home Sales5.54M
2018-05-2402:00 PMExisting Home Sales
2018-05-2402:00 PMExisting Home Sales MoM


United States HousingLastPreviousHighestLowestUnit
Building Permits1298.001377.002419.00513.00Thousand[+]
Housing Starts1236.001329.002494.00478.00Thousand[+]
New Home Sales593.00643.001389.00270.00Thousand[+]
Pending Home Sales-3.800.4030.90-24.30percent[+]
Existing Home Sales5540.005380.007250.001370.00Thousand[+]
Construction Spending0.000.805.90-4.80percent[+]
Housing Index0.300.501.20-1.80percent[+]
Nahb Housing Market Index70.0071.0078.008.00[+]
Mortgage Rate4.684.6910.563.47percent[+]
Mortgage Applications-1.100.9049.10-38.80percent[+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index204.45204.11206.52100.00Index Points[+]
Home Ownership Rate64.2063.9069.2062.90percent[+]


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New York luxury real estate is booming | Bedford Real Estate

Yolanda Barnes, director of research for Savills, an organization that focuses on international real estate, comments:

There’s a great deal of interest in New York, which is seen as relatively cheap compared to other global cities.” As such, foreign investors who are looking for a new home, who need a vacation spot, or who work on an international level and want to set up a home base in the United States, are turning to New York City as a wonderful place to invest in luxury real estate at a fraction of the cost when compared to the price tags associated with other global locations, such as London.


New York luxury real estate is booming | HousingWire.

Bedford NY Luxury Market Inventory Report | RobReportBlog


Bedford NY Area Luxury Real Estate Market Report

Over $2,000,000
Homes for Sale165
Homes Sold (6 Mos.)27
Homes in CC, pending, sold44
Inventory- sold36.66 months
Inventory- sold, cc, pending22.51 months


Bedford NY Luxury Market Inventory Report | RobReportBlog.

Bedford NY Real Estate | YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

When YouTube released their Top 10 Viewed Videos of 2012, that meant a lot of videos that reached a very high level of engagement were left out of the party.  Last year, I found a handful of videos that also deserved to be mentioned.  YouTube is still hard to navigate when you are trying to narrow down a search properly for this type of list, as I complained about in that very post.  YouTube very much doesn’t want you to know this stuff.  But hey, it’s our secret.  The following videos either didn’t make the cut because they didn’t meet certain criteria or they didn’t collect enough views in time for the Top 10 list.

The Videos That Didn’t Make It: Other Top YouTube Smashes From 2012

I had to weed through 40 pages of a vague search to come up with these.  Some of these videos probably should have made the list.  Some of these would have made the list if they had been released earlier.  We’ve seen some absolutely amazing hits just in the past month alone.  Oh, by the way, “Gangnam Style” got another 90 million views since it hit a billion.  You ever get scared something is too popular?  Anyway, let’s go through the videos that didn’t make the cut:

Dragon Baby (Patrick Bolvin.  24 million views)

Look, if you put a baby in a YouTube video, the chances of it doing well rise exponentially.  If you make that baby fight a baby stuffed dragon with wicked awesome special effects, well, love is guaranteed:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

‘My First Hardcore Song’ by 8 yr old Juliet OFFICIAL (thetinaxo.  24 million views)

If you can’t laugh and have fun with this, you are completely empty inside.  This little girl rocks the house and lets out her inner L7 about her dog, fishes, and toys:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (MrNuclearCat.  40 million views)

This is a video that would have for certain made the top 10 had it been released earlier.  Released a scant 2 weeks ago, this special effects video blew up and is being credited to three students from Canada’s National Animation and Design Centre:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

I CAN SWING MY SWORD! (Minecraft Song) (Tobuscus.  25 million views)

It’s about guaranteed that if you can do something creative with Minecraft you can leverage its popularity to swing a huge hit, as Tobuscus did with this song:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

“Minecraft Style” – A Parody of PSY’s Gangnam Style (Music Video) (Captain Sparklez.  40 million views)

Captain Sparklez did double-whammy leveraging with a combination of “Gangnam Style” and Minecraft. We talked about this one a couple of months ago, and it has since blasted off to over 40 million views:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012


We wrote about this amazing Ken Block ad for DC Shoes, which has become an annual tradition and gives us awesome footage of things we wish we could do if only we had the skills and a closed course:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

Tomorrowland 2012 | official aftermovie (TomorrowlandChannel.  37 million views).

There’s a huge electronic dance music festival in Boom, Belgium and this 20 minute video takes in all the highlights.  I had no idea something like this was so popular:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil (dogproduction.  55 million views)

Released just over a month ago is this fantastic elevator scare prank, which would have definitely been in the top 10 had it been released earlier.  Unsuspecting passengers have to deal with a creepy girl and her creepy doll…both of which were not on the elevator when they got on:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

Extremely Scary Corpse Elevator Prank in Brazil (dogproduction.  12 million views)

Just a week later we got to see the new prank, which raked in a bunch of views on its own:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

So Real It’s Scary (LGBlogUK.  17 million views)

While we’re at it, we might as well continue this Halloween elevator madness with this ad from LG (which we talked about here), which made their new TV stand in as the floor of an elevator and got some passengers’ heart racing:

0 YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

PEOPLE GETTING SCARED!!! (Thomas J. Tom.  25 million views).

Pranksters continue scaring the living daylights out of people with this hodgepodge of tomfoolery:

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The Ultimate Girls Fail Compilation 2 (failarmy.  37 million views).

We men sometimes think of women as infallible when it comes to grace and intelligence and basically staying out of dangerous situations.  Oh, how this video proves that thought wrong:

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Master Chief vs. Leonidas.  Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 (ERB.  45 million views)

Either this genuinely didn’t make the cut, or YouTube wanted to make sure they “spread the wealth” because ERB’s “Obama Vs. Romney” was already there and they didn’t want to use three ERB videos.  That’s kind of like not wanting to give someone the Oscar because they’ve won too many, but anyway, Epic Rap Battles had two other videos that could have made the top 10.  Here’s one, pitting Master Chief from Halo and Leonidas from 300:

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Mario Bros vs Wright Bros. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 (ERB.  40 million views).

ERB combined with Internet sensations Rhett and Link to create this battle between the video game plumbers and the forefathers of flight.  We took a look at this one earlier in the year as well:

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The Key of Awesome! : Call Me Maybe PARODY! The Key Of Awesome #58 (barelypolitical.  21 million views).

Barely Political scored another parody hit of a popular song, this time casting the girl as one of those “Fatal Attraction” types:

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The Cinnamon Challenge … by GloZell and her Big Behind Earrings (glozell1.  24 million views).

This is YouTube’s bread and butter: people doing things that they shouldn’t and then reacting to it in a hilarious way:

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We hope you had a great time in 2012 watching videos…now it’s on to 2013 and hopefully even more fantastic content!

Bedford NY Real Estate Mortgage Rates | Bedford Luxury Homes

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights mortgage rates and inflation.


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  • The rate on a thirty year fixed rate mortgage remained relatively unchanged last week at 4.69%, but is down 26 bps from mid-April.
  • The average annual inflation expectation in the U.S. over the next ten years declined by 9 bps to 2.39%.
  • The decline in long term interest rates reflects conflicting signals from the latest employment report – more people employed, but a higher unemployment rate due to a bigger labor force.
  • Incredibly, despite rising and accelerating consumer prices and producer prices, the global bond investors have largely discounted any future inflationary pressure.  If there is a change in this sentiment, interest rates could quickly spike upward.



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Bedford NY Prudential Douglas Elliman Partners With British Luxury Realtor | Crain’s | Bedford NY Luxury Properties

To expand its presence overseas, Prudential Douglas Elliman has established a new partnership with Knight Frank Residential, a United Kingdom-based global real estate agency and consultancy.

Under the relationship, Prudential Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank Residential will share and promote some exclusive listings among their respective client pools. As a result, both firms aim to refer business to each other and, in turn, earn commissions off more closed deals.

Prudential Douglas Elliman expects Knight Frank Residential property listings from Europe and other parts of the globe to appear on its website in the coming weeks. Brokerages across the city are striking similar strategic partnerships to boost business. Just last week, 5-month-old Town Residential partnered with property manager Cooper Square Realty to capture more clients.

“There is a high percentage of international buyers who like to invest in New York real estate,” said Dottie Herman, chief executive of Prudential Douglas Elliman, adding that the exclusive partnership was a year in the making. “They feel it’s a good investment.”

Only the top 5% of Prudential Douglas Elliman’s properties will be advertised by Knight Frank Residential—most often limited to the $3 million-plus properties in New York City, the Hamptons, Long Island and Westchester, the brokerage said.

While the partnership is new, the Manhattan brokerage is already close to benefitting from the referral arrangement. Knight Frank referred to Prudential Douglas Elliman a client who wanted to sell a 10-room co-op on Park Avenue. The New York firm started marketing the property in March for $11.8 million, and Ms. Herman said the listing is very close to going into contract.

Prudential Douglas Elliman is the city’s largest residential brokerage, based on number of agents. It currently has roughly 2,000 agents in the city. Knight Frank Residential, part of privately owned global property consultant Knight Frank, has established similar exclusive partnerships with other brokerages in the United States.

“We selected Prudential Douglas Elliman because they can provide our clients with access to the best properties in New York,” said Patrick Ramsay, managing partner of Knight Frank Residential, in a statement. “Our companies share similar values and business practices to ensure the highest level of service for our clients.”