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Buying a Home During Coronavirus: What to Expect and How to Navigate

April 22, 2020

by Amber Taufen Buying a house is exciting (and stressful) at even the most sedate of times, but when there’s a pandemic sweeping the globe and you’re dealing with brand-new rules and regulations, you’re entitled to feel panicked. There are times, however, when the show (or sale) must go on. Whether you were already under ...

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How will the housing market weather COVID-19

April 17, 2020

How will the housing market weather COVID-19?Credit goes to Mark Fleming....

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Home Improvements to Sell Your Home

April 16, 2020

Not all home remodeling projects are created equal — especially when you're trying to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your property.So before you spend thousands of dollars on that home remodeling project you've been dreaming about, make sure that you're armed with the facts first.Today, we'...

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Keeping Up on Financial Health Throughout COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Financial emergencies can happen at any time to anyone, but now more so than ever you may be worried about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on your finances. Whatever the source, these emergencies can be stressful and cause hardship for you and your family at this time.There are some ways to help protect and save your ...

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4 Critical Activities Every Agent Should Focus on Today

April 15, 2020

By Verl Workman is the founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems (385-282-7112), an international speaking, consulting and coaching company that specializes in performance coaching and building successful power agents and teams.As we enter uncharted territory with COVID-19, agents and brokers are scrambling to figure out how to survive and add value in a market full of ...

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Today’s Market has changed!

April 15, 2020

 As everyone already knows, this outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has both our citizens and our markets shaken to the core. If you start to watch the Industry news letters and articles, you will find that many lenders are tightening restrictions and have heightened underwriting when it comes to making home loans. With this in mind, please prepare ...

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Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

April 15, 2020

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed:“The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded the ...

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Economic uncertainty due to virus makes for unusual mortgage rate landscape

April 14, 2020

Economic uncertainty due to virus makes for unusual mortgage rate landscapeMoreUncertainty is everywhere in the financial world these days as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, and that's translating into big swings in mortgage rates and challenges in how to navigate borrowing for a home.Given the lack of economic clarity, brokers says it's important to keep a close ...

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10 Steps to Buying Process

April 14, 2020

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A Simple way to Update

April 14, 2020

Has being quarantined at home made you want to update your house but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Then consider updating your walls with paint! Paint is easily one of the biggest home design tools at your disposal. Painting has the ability to take a room from dark and dingy to light and ...

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AMERICA’S RESILIENCY: 3 EXAMPLES OF HOW WE’VE BOUNCED BACK AFTER HOUSING DISRUPTIONS

April 13, 2020

Article by TANYA SVOBODAApril 2020We are living in uncertain times. With the spread of coronavirus across the country, and new regulations and mandates being issued regularly, it is easy to assume that at the end of all this nothing will be the same – including the housing market. However, it’s important that we look at the big picture ...

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Buying During the Virus By Sandra C Brown, Broker, GRI

April 13, 2020

Buying during the virus is a little different but yes you can still buy a house during the virus. 1) Check with your lender to make sure you qualify weekly during your search. Lenders rules change daily.  You don't want to submit an offer, have it accepted and then find out you can not finance ...

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Lawn Care Tips for Each Season

April 10, 2020

Ahhhh, that sensation of stepping onto a freshly-mowed lawn sans footwear. There’s nothing like it. Especially when you realize that a lawn you love is also one that'll pay you back when you sell. A well-maintained lawn almost always returns 100% or more of your investment.Here are lawn care tips to ensure you've got ...

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How to Navigate Real Estate During a Pandemic

April 10, 2020

Many people put the brakes on buying or selling as soon as the 'stay at home' orders started popping up because of COVID-19 making it's way into their communities.  So many questions in the minds of buyers, sellers and real estate agents left everyone wondering what they should do.  Two things are certain: people who ...

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3 things that haven't changed in Realestate.

April 09, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected life across the globe. Strict social distancing measures, school closures, and, in many locales, a ban on all non-essential businesses have turned people’s lives upside down and thrust us into a surreal existence where we’re spending nearly all of our time at home.From a real estate perspective, it would be ...

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5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY WORKING FROM HOME

April 08, 2020

COVID-19 has forced event cancellations, school closures, and a consideration for remote work where possible. As more companies are sending their employees home to work, we compiled this list of tips to be successful away from the office.Reliable Internet: Nothing is more frustrating than having spotty Internet, especially when you’re trying to work on a big project ...

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Do Not Mistake The Difference Between A Forbearance Mortgage Payment and A Deferred Payment

April 08, 2020

With the challenging times of current job furloughs - layoffs, the news is reporting about mortgage payment deferments and mortgage payment forbearance.   Please educate yourself by your own research, by your personal discussion with your mortgage company, before making a decision.   To help begin some research/education, below is an artice written and provided in Realtor.com - ...

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The Must Do's of Buying a HUD Home

April 08, 2020

The MUST DOs of Buying a HUD Home Always speak with a HUD registered real estate agent. Only a HUD registered real estate agent can represent buyers in the purchase of a HUD home.Get all the facts. Your agent can typically provide you with more info on a HUD home than seen by the naked eye.ALWAYS get ...

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SODDING & SEEDING?

April 08, 2020

In sodding, you or your professional install strips of pre-grown grass on exposed and prepared soil. The sod sets up within 2-3 weeks and makes for an instantly green lawn. Professional farmers grow this grass and harvest it on farms across the country.For seeding, you or your professional must test and prep the soil extensively. Measure ...

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What to Expect From the Housing Market in 2020

April 08, 2020

By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate |April 2, 2020, at 4:43 p.m.The coronavirus pandemic has reduced homebuying and selling activity. Here’s how it could impact the housing market for the rest of 2020.The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into all facets of life, including paying rent or the mortgage for some, and for those ...

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Keep your business running smoothly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with these 3 simple and practical tips.

April 07, 2020

The only thing in this world that is constant is CHANGE. COVID-19 is forcing the world right now to face yet again, another great transformation that will bring about revisions to our social and economic organizations. Our current situation has impacted all industries, and the challenge now is how do we keep our businesses afloat. Now more than ...

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

April 06, 2020

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve ...

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Americans Are Still Moving—With Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, and Thermometers

April 03, 2020

By Louise Witt | Apr 2, 2020By any standards, the moving industry, like so many others right now, is substantially down in numbers, even if it is considered an essential business. More than 71% of the independent moving companies (not including the big companies) reported a decrease in business since the pandemic spread across the U.S., according to ...

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Value-Boosting Renovations For Your Home

April 02, 2020

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How the Coronavirus Is Affecting Home Buyers and Sellers Right Now

April 01, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, and resulting financial crisis, stock market crash, and growing number of layoffs, could make the already serious housing shortage even more severe.Amid widespread fear and unprecedented measures, including social distancing and "shelter in place" procedures in especially hard-hit cities, nearly 28% of Realtors® are seeing fewer homes on the market as a result of ...

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