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How to Increase Property Value for 2020: Top 10 Cost-Effective Home Renovations

August 01, 2020

1. Get Creative and Increase the Usable Square Footage of your Home Square footage has one of the largest impacts on the value of your home or condo. When buyers begin their search for a property, they generally have an idea of how many bedrooms, bathrooms and an approximate idea of the square footage they want.One of the ...

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6 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wants You To Know About Getting a Home Loan During COVID-19

July 01, 2020

Getting a mortgage, paying your mortgage, refinancing your mortgage: These are all major undertakings, but during a pandemic, all of it becomes more complicated. Sometimes a lot more complicated.But make no mistake, home buyers are still taking out and paying down mortgages during the current global health crisis. There have, in fact, been some silver linings amid ...

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5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

June 24, 2020

By Svitlana Gubriy Coronavirus has impacted not only the demand for hand sanitizer and facemasks, but also every corner of the market, including real estate. In March, when COVID-19 cases experienced a swift and steep uptick, real estate investment trusts (REITs) corrected sharply and quickly.Initial REIT underperformance in the time of COVID-19 stemmed from three major causes: rising ...

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Market changes in May For TN Housing by Sandra C Brown, GRI

June 15, 2020

Housing Market Changes For may 2020 In Tennessee by Sandra C Brown, GRI Broker TN Realtors reported in May inventory was down by 14%TN Realtors also reported sales were off by 20%Inspite of this however the median price per square foot rose 6% Currently Fannie Mae, Freddie mac and FHA are offering forecloure forebearance.Portfollio loans - Jumbo and ...

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Selling your home during COVID-19: Is it a good time to sell?

June 05, 2020

The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in ...

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June 01, 2020

 You have a choice in a home loan. Make it a Great Choice.As a state agency, THDA created the Great Choice Home Loan program to make homeownership available and affordable for first-time homebuyers, but repeat homebuyers can participate if you meet any of the following qualifications:Have not lived in a home you own for at least three ...

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 19, 2020

Tara MastroeniLife is changing incredibly fast during the coronavirus pandemic and many industries are following suit, including real estate. While some sellers are deciding to pull their homes off the market and try to sell at a different time, that may not be an option for everyone.With that in mind, if you are trying to sell your home ...

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5 Ways to make your real estate business adapt to the new normal. Here are simple safety tips to keep you healthy, safe, and productive during these uncertain times.

May 06, 2020

Photo Credit: Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pixabay  Real estate agents are considered to be essential workers in many areas. Therefore, even the pandemic is not going to make it completely go on a pause. Realtors are one of the frontline heroes who help keep our communities and economy intact. For this reason, there are local safety protocols ...

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Buying a home during covid-19 pandemic? It can be done under the right circumstances

May 01, 2020

In the past few weeks, we have received questions about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected local real estate markets. Many buyers and sellers are worried about making a move right now, which makes us think real estate has already come to a near-complete halt.We don’t have anything but anecdotal evidence to support this at the moment, ...

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Spring homebuying season is all but canceled — but will it hurt home values?

May 01, 2020

The longest U.S. economic expansion in history is writing its final chapter as COVID-19 casts a long shadow on the economy, including what was a vigorous housing market just a few months ago, prior to the outbreak. ast year's active spring homebuying season was driven by robust house-buying power, a stark contrast from this season's ...

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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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