Gas prices average $4 a gallon.

The national average price for gas has topped $4 a gallon for the first time in over a decade as gas costs continue to soar in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

That's up 8 cents from Saturday and up 40 cents from last week. The U.S. hit the $4 national average a day earlier than what analysts expected.

The record high for the national average is $4.11, set on July 17, 2008, according to AAA.

"GasBuddy expects that gasoline prices will continue to rise in the days ahead, and could be just days away from setting a new all-time record high and continuing to rise through summer,"

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Currently, all-cash purchases consist comprise of 33% of the market share of home sales, compared to about 19% at this time two years ago, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Shaival Shah says he co-founded Ribbon in 2017 to help level the playing field for the average homebuyer.

"For buyers, speed is of the essence," Shah says. "When a home comes on the market, it can be gone within 24 to 48 hours. ... We're here to help."

Shah says Ribbon is not a mortgage company, but rather a "power buyer" to help home buyers from all economic backgrounds compete with investors who throw cash at sellers who want a quick sale.

 It helps with cash offers ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.

But not all experts are completely sold on all-cash deals options to buy homes.


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