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COVID-19 Relief Options

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie launch resource sites.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 2.7% from last week.  How are boomers’ plans for retirement being impacted by the coronavirus? In The News: Realtor.com – “How the Coronavirus Is Changing Some Boomers’ Real Estate Plans for the Better” (5-27-2020) “For baby boomers, the …

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Affecting More Than 4 Million Apartment Renters

Today’s News Synopsis: Freddie Mac announces nationwide Covid-19 relief.  Requests for video home tours increased by 500% in one week.  Both C.A.R and NAR are asking Congress for aid for REALTORS. In The News: Inman – “7 Essential Tips for Communicating With Your Sphere During Crisis” (3-24-2020) “Don’t make the major mistake of not communicating with …

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Can’t Show A Property, Can’t Earn A Living

Today’s News Synopsis: Real Estate agents seek support from Congress.  Mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.06%.  In the wake of the coronavirus, Fannie, Freddie, and FHA have suspended all foreclosures and evictions. In The News: National Association of Realtors – “NAR Survey Finds Nearly Half of …

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Hopefully It’s Just The Start Of The Relief For People Feeling The Economic Fallout of Covid-19

Today’s News Synopsis: President announces foreclosure moratorium.  Freddie Mac is also helping by offering enhanced relief for borrowers whose lives were effected by the coronavirus.  The way to stop coronavirus starts in your own home. In The News: Forbes – “What’s The Best Way To Disinfect Your Home?  Tips For How – And What – To …

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In Most States You Don’t Have To Say Boo About It

Today’s News Synopsis: Selling a haunted house?  The Mortgage Bankers Association predicted purchase originations will increase by 1.6% to $1.29 trillion in the next year.  What were the two major forces to reshape affordable housing? In The News: First American – “Two Forces Re-Shaped Housing Affordability in 2019, According to First American Real House Price Index” …

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It’s Like The Real Estate Disruptor Dating Game Out There

Today’s News Synopsis: Zillow is partnering with builders.  The National Association of Realtors Reported existing-home sales increased by 1.3% in August.  Mortgage rates increased greatly this week with 30-year rates now at 3.73% and 15-year rates at 3.21%. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Jump” (9-19-2019) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of …

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White Is White, Right? NOPE!

Today’s News Synopsis: The personal hell of picking the right white paint.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 26.8% increase in mortgage applications from last week.  Real estate is at a “tipping point” according to John Campbell of Zillow, Redfin and eXp Realty. In The News: Realtor.com – “The Personal Hell of Picking the Right White …

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