5 Questions Buyers Have During the Coronavirus Outbreak: Answered!!

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Everyone is being affected in some manner by the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus. During this time, buyers will have more questions than normal about the home buying process and their ability to buy a new home. While we can’t predict what the next few weeks and months will bring, the more we can educate ourselves, the better we can help buyers navigate the buying process smoothly during the pandemic. Here are a few common buyer questions as they related to the Coronavirus outbreak and real estate answered.


1. Can we still go see home listings in person? – This is the hardest question to answer and it will depend on the home, the seller, the agent and any fast-changing…

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5 Questions Sellers Have about the Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak: Answered!!

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There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is especially hard hit and sellers are concerned. Real estate at its core is a people business. It relies on person-to-person interaction and the coronavirus necessarily limits this contact. As the spring selling season gets started, home sellers will have questions and it’s important to acknowledge concerns and offer practical advice and concrete information to help sellers make the best decision for themselves and their families.


1. Should I still try and sell my home? – Of course, there are many aspects to this question. First and foremost, the health…

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Tips for Buying a Home Unseen


It may come as a shock that many people purchase a home before ever setting foot inside. Especially with our team working with so many relocation/PCS clients, we are extremely experienced with them! These buyers may be moving to a new country or city far away, or they may not have the time or resources to visit for a home search before the big move. Not everyone has the option (or the desire) to rent for a few months while they find a permanent home in their new location. Most homebuyers would prefer to purchase a house before they arrive, so they can move their belongings and quickly get settled into their home.


There are a few things you can do to make the process more manageable if you've considered buying a…

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At-Home Family Night Activities


During the last year, families have been asked to stay at home. It can be challenging to keep everyone entertained when we aren’t able to go out of the house except to work in essential jobs, enjoy fresh air, and get groceries. Luckily, there are plenty of fun activities that the entire family can do together at home. Here are a few to inspire your own family to make lasting memories while spending quality time together at home.


1. Movie Night—This is a simple activity that everyone will enjoy. Every time you have a movie night, let a different family member pick their favorite. That way, everyone will have a turn choosing something to watch in the coming weeks. Better yet, consider a movie marathon over the…

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Changes in the Mortgage Market Since COVID-19


It's been difficult to adjust to a new normal during the last 1.5 years. With most residents being asked to stay at home, there are many who have recently lost their jobs or been asked to work remotely. The mortgage industry has also taken a big hit that has directly affected homeowners, renters, and investors alike.


There are many who are in the final stages of closing on their homes, and the current pandemic has made it difficult to efficiently move forward with the process. To help, desktop and exterior only appraisals are being accepted as long as there is sufficient property information available online. Potential borrowers can also now submit their verification of employment via email,…

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7 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SHOW WELL

Everyone dreams of living in a model home – a beautiful modern room with the perfect vase of flowers sitting decoratively on a glass side table. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work this way. Our homes tend to look more “lived in” with a pile of shoes by the front door, school books on the kitchen table, and cat hair on the sofa. 

 

      If you have your home listed for sale, then you also know the stress of looking around your home after a phone call        requesting a showing with a few minutes’ notice. You want your home to show well so the buyers can see the beauty         of the home you love, but with such short notice, how can you convert the lived-in look to a show-ready property?

 

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